Georg Hegel

Georg Hegel: : Idealism Philosophy - Reason is the conscious certainty of being all reality. ..This unity is consequently the absolute and all truth, the Idea which thinks itself.
Idealism Philosophy - Famous Philosopher - Georg Hegel (1770-1831)
Discussion of Metaphysics / Philosophy of Georg Hegel's Idealism, Spirit, Unity
and Synthesis of Thesis & Antithesis

Reason is the conscious certainty of being all reality.
.. This unity is consequently the absolute and all truth, the Idea which thinks itself. (Hegel)

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty… The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. … We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein, 1954)


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Georg Hegel: : Idealism Philosophy - Reason is the conscious certainty of being all reality. ..This unity is consequently the absolute and all truth, the Idea which thinks itself. Introduction to Idealism Philosophy of Hegel

From his early interest in mysticism Hegel retained the belief in the unreality of separateness : the world, in his view was not a collection of hard units, whether atoms or souls, each completely self-subsistent. The apparent self-subsistence of finite things appeared to him to be an illusion; nothing, he held, is ultimately and completely real except the whole. But he differed from Parmenides and Spinoza in conceiving the whole, not as a simple substance, but as a complex system, of the sort that we should call an organism. The apparently separate things of which the world seems to be composed are not simply an illusion; each has a greater or lesser degree of reality, and its reality consists in an aspect of the whole, which is what it is seen to be when viewed truly. With this view goes naturally a disbelief in the reality of time and space as such, for these, if taken to be completely real, involve separateness and multiplicity. (Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, 1946)

The Wave Structure of MatterHegel's Idealism, Spirit and Unity (Synthesis of Thesis and Antithesis) is explained by the realism of the Wave Structure of Matter in Space. Uniting the 'particle' (Thesis / Wave-Center) and that which is not the particle, i.e. the 'field' (Antithesis / Spherical In Out Waves) as One thing (Synthesis / Spherical Standing Wave in Space).

I appreciate this is a pretty abrupt explanation, but if you read on the Wave Structure of Matter I am sure you will understand why this is such a fundamental solution, not only to Hegel (and his attempts at unity by mind / spirit) but to all human knowledge (philosophy, physics, metaphysics). The Wave Structure of Matter sensibly explains this dynamic unity of reality by understanding how matter exists in Space and is necessarily interconnected to all other matter in the Universe (by its In and Out Waves). Basically matter is large (a structure of the universe) not a tiny 'particle' (which is caused by the Wave-Center). As David Bohm writes;

The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today. Thus, as is now well known, this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it. Individually there has developed a widespread feeling of helplessness and despair, in the face of what seems to be an overwhelming mass of disparate social forces, going beyond the control and even the comprehension of the human beings who are caught up in it. (David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, 1980)

I share the view of Schopenhauer, that Hegel ultimately did more harm than good with his abstract and mystical view of reality. However, if you read the following quotes with the wave structure of matter in Space in mind you will find that it does actually make sense - reality is a dynamic unity, the discrete particle conception of matter is an illusion of the senses.

Geoff Haselhurst



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Georg Hegel: : Idealism Philosophy - Reason is the conscious certainty of being all reality. ..This unity is consequently the absolute and all truth, the Idea which thinks itself. Georg Hegel Quotes

Reason is the conscious certainty of being all reality. (Hegel)

This unity is consequently the absolute and all truth, the Idea which thinks itself. (Hegel)

The only thought which philosophy brings with it to the contemplation of history is the simple conception of Reason; that Reason is sovereign of the world; that the history of the world, therefore, presents us with a rational process. This conviction and intuition is a hypothesis in the domain of history as such. In that of philosophy it is no hypothesis. It is there proved by speculative cognition, that Reason - and this term may here suffice us, without investigating the relation sustained by the Universe to the Divine Being - is Substance, as well as Infinite Power; its own infinite material underlying all the natural and spiritual life which it originates, as also the Infinite Form, that which sets the material in motion. Reason is the substance of the Universe. (Hegel)

That this 'Idea' or 'Reason' is the True, the Eternal, the absolutely powerful essence; that it reveals itself in the world, and that in the world nothing else is revealed but this and its honour and glory - is the thesis which, as we have said, has been proven in philosophy, and is here regarded as demonstrated. (Hegel)

Spirit, and the course of its development, is the substantial object of the philosophy of history. The nature of Spirit may be understood by contrasting it with its opposite, namely Matter. The essence of Matter is Gravity; the essence of Spirit is Freedom. Matter is outside itself, whereas Spirit has its centre in itself. Spirit is self-contained existence. (Hegel)

But what is Spirit? It is the one immutably homogeneous Infinite - pure Identity - which in its second phrase separates itself from itself and makes this second aspect its own polar opposite, namely as existence for and in Self as contrasted with the Universal. (Hegel)

The German spirit is the spirit of the new world. Its aim is the realisation of absolute Truth as the unlimited self-determination of freedom - that freedom which has its own absolute form itself as its purport. (Hegel, The History of Philosophy)

From his early interest in mysticism Hegel retained the belief in the unreality of separateness : the world, in his view was not a collection of hard units, whether atoms or souls, each completely self-subsistent. The apparent self-subsistence of finite things appeared to him to be an illusion; nothing, he held, is ultimately and completely real except the whole. But he differed from Parmenides and Spinoza in conceiving the whole, not as a simple substance, but as a complex system, of the sort that we should call an organism. The apparently separate things of which the world seems to be composed are not simply an illusion; each has a greater or lesser degree of reality, and its reality consists in an aspect of the whole, which is what it is seen to be when viewed truly. With this view goes naturally a disbelief in the reality of time and space as such, for these, if taken to be completely real, involve separateness and multiplicity. (Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, 1946)


Introduction - Georg Hegel Quotes - Idealism Philosophy of Hegel / Spirit, Unity, Synthesis of Thesis & Antithesis - Hegel Links - Top of Page

Georg Hegel: : Idealism Philosophy - Reason is the conscious certainty of being all reality. ..This unity is consequently the absolute and all truth, the Idea which thinks itself. Idealism Philosophy of Georg Hegel

On Spirit, Unity, Synthesis of Thesis & Antithesis

Hegel's Idealism, Spirit and Unity (Synthesis of Thesis and Antithesis) is explained by Realism of the Wave Structure of Matter in One Space. Uniting the 'particle' (Thesis / Wave-Center) and that which is not the particle, i.e. the 'field' (Antithesis / Spherical In Out Waves) as One (Synthesis / Spherical Standing Wave in One Space).
I appreciate this is a pretty abrupt explanation, but if you read on the Wave Structure of Matter I am sure you will understand why this is such a fundamental solution, not only to Hegel (and his attempts at unity by mind / spirit) but to all human knowledge (philosophy, physics, metaphysics). The Wave Structure of Matter sensibly explains this dynamic unity of reality by understanding how matter exists in Space and is necessarily interconnected to all other matter in the Universe (by its In and Out Waves). Basically matter is large (a structure of the universe) not a tiny 'particle' (which is caused by the Wave-Center).

The significance of this. David Bohm explains things pretty well.

The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today. Thus, as is now well known, this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it. Individually there has developed a widespread feeling of helplessness and despair, in the face of what seems to be an overwhelming mass of disparate social forces, going beyond the control and even the comprehension of the human beings who are caught up in it. (David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, 1980)

 


Introduction - Georg Hegel Quotes - Idealism Philosophy of Hegel / Spirit, Unity, Synthesis of Thesis & Antithesis - Hegel Links - Top of Page

Georg Hegel: : Idealism Philosophy - Reason is the conscious certainty of being all reality. ..This unity is consequently the absolute and all truth, the Idea which thinks itself. Links / Georg Hegel, Idealism Philosophy & Philosophers

Metaphysics: Problem of One and the Many - Brief History of Metaphysics and Solutions to the Fundamental Problems of Uniting the; One and the Many, Infinite and the Finite, Eternal and the Temporal, Absolute and Relative, Continuous and Discrete, Simple and Complex, Matter and Universe.
Metaphysics: Philosophy - Uniting Metaphysics and Philosophy by Solving Hume's Problem of Causation, Kant's Critical Idealism, Popper's Problem of Induction, Kuhn's Paradigm.
Philosophy: Realism Idealism - The Rise of Absolute Truth and Realism, the End of Post Modern Relative Idealism. Berkeley, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Einstein. 'The more plebeian illusion of naive realism, according to which things 'are' as they are perceived by us through our senses ... dominates the daily life of men and of animals; it is also the point of departure in all of the sciences, especially of the natural sciences.' (Albert Einstein)
Berkeley, George - Explaining Berkeley's Idealism from Realism of Wave Structure of Matter in Space. On how our Mind is Interconnected to our Body and all other Matter in the Universe.





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