Review:in what sense is Hegel's preface predatory?
Not only have not not yet obtained the ultimate truth, we have not yet obtained an
adequate manner for doing so, the actual standards by which we could know what is
truth. Hegel like Socrates showed our ignorance so that we can pursue knowledge.
Showing us, what the ideal truth would be, and realizing that ideal truth must coincide.
When we come to see what the ideal standard is for truth, we will have realized this very
conception of truth.
Thing thinking thinking versus spirits perfect self knowledge
Paragraph 25. Spirit must be knowledgeable of the spirit and it must acknowledge itself
as spirit. With aristotle's thinking thinking thinking, his definition if god, is that, god the
thinking substance, only thinks, and in thinking, only thinks it's own thoughts. God is the
intellect incorporeal, it only thinks about ideal thoughts, and thus it thinks only of itself.
God always thinks, and god always thinks ideal thoughts. If you take Hegel's view of
absolute spirit, then there would perhaps be no difference from god. But this
interpretation is mistaken, because aristotle's god is by definition a subject that can only
think, in the Hegelian sense, there is a sense of an imperative that must be carried,
which is that spirit must come to, it must achieve it's final form of itself as thinking
subject, meaning it is the self identity that one obtains after a long process. The
subjected aspect of spirit, in fact, starts and emerges out of substance.
Spirit is the thinking subject, and and all there is substance and thus all that may be
Hegel means to replace, and make unnecessary the aristotelian god. Philosophy cannot
come to terms if we stick with Aristotle's god. So you must posit that you fan achieve the
same aristotelian ideal, but without subscribing to it. In the basic contrast with god and
human beings, that human beings, as much as they have a divine model, that the ideal
can be achieved. Hegel wants to show that this high ideal of truth can be achieved. He's
showing it is unnecessary, and he is replacing the transcendent image of god, is the
historical development of the social view of mind.
Hegels bikdungsroman. All there is to know is substance in the entirety of objects, it is
the substance of the totality that there is, and on top of that, you know yourself that you
know that substance is this entirety. There is no limited view of knowledge. But how do
you know you know every substance, the totality of knowledge, and that everyone else
knows that you know everything that is? Bildungsromain, is the formation of spirit itself
in its basic character, as is the case with the essential stages in the development of
knowledge. We talk about a social view of truth withou