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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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(p.409) Eighteen Subjectivity
The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

Stanley Rosen

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines book 3 of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s Science of Logic and its division into three sections: subjectivity, objectivity, and the idea. It first expresses this division in terms of the history of philosophy before turning to a discussion of concept, judgment, and syllogism. More specifically, it considers the problem faced by Hegel: how to distinguish between true and false perceptual judgments. It then analyzes the Concept as the universality of totality, with reference to Hegel’s assertion that clarity and obscurity are in the eye of the beholder, rather than in the structure of the Concept. The chapter also looks at individuality, the third of the three united aspects of the Concept, before concluding with a discussion of the assignment of the universal to the predicate position and the individual to the subject position.

Keywords:   subjectivity, objectivity, idea, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Science of Logic, philosophy, concept, judgment, syllogism, individuality

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