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The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"$
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Stanley Rosen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226065885

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226065915.001.0001

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Absolute Ground

Absolute Ground

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(p.307) Thirteen Absolute Ground
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The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"
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Stanley Rosen

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226065915.003.0014

This chapter examines the first of the three subsections devoted by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel to the analysis of the ground in his Science of Logic in order to obtain a general understanding of the structure of ground and grounded. It considers the structure of every existing entity in the context of identity and difference and their assimilation within contradiction, as well as contradiction as the sublation of identity and difference in relation to the process of becoming. It also discusses the continuum of moments, the dialectic of essence and appearance, and the transformation of “something” and “another” into appearances (and hence into forms). In addition, the chapter explores the argument that essence is the unity of ground and grounded before concluding with an analysis of the Hegelian doctrine of form and matter.

Keywords:   essence, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, ground, Science of Logic, identity, difference, contradiction, appearance, form, matter

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