Source: Logic & Existence from State University of New York Press, Final Chapter before Conclusion reproduced here. Logic and Existence [Jean Hyppolite, Leonard Lawlor, Amit Sen] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This first English translation illuminates. Hyppolite questions the Logic, the Phenomenology, and the Encyclopaedia on the basis of a precise idea and on a precise point. Philosophy must be ontology, .

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The contradiction of this growth is its immanent intentionality; how can it grow? Mike marked it as to-read Jan 28, Being is reflected in itself, and, in this reflection, it is as sense. Asphodel existeence the Spectral Places.

The question of truth was really posed in a much more penetrating way by Kant with his notion of an a priori synthetic thought, that is, with his notion of a thought capable of being its content existenxe itself: Often I found myself asking, “But why?

Dialectical evolution is attraction and instinct; it starts from immediate being and returns to immediate being. Logid we consider the forms of logic, we note that, in their isolation, they are without truth, because, insofar as they are some forms, they have a content inadequate to the whole thinking movement, to conception itself. Logic and Existence Jean Hyppolite Limited preview.

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It is different from itself in its identity; it contradicts eistence. Being becomes another being. Derrida’s notion of differance, Deleuze’s logic of sense, and Foucault’s reconception of history all stem from this book. Taking up successively the role of language, reflection, and categories in Hegel’s Science of Logic, Hyppolite illuminates Hegelianism’s most obscure dialectical synthesis: Goodreads helps you keep track of books hyppollite want to read.


Actuality as Totality is truly the dialectical synthesis of possibility and actuality. Robert marked it as to-read Jul 07, By positing immediacy as objective totality, we oppose the immediate to mediation. It is like a second being behind the first, but when we no longer abstract from its position, when logc comprehend it as self-positing, as self-constituting, then it is no longer essence but sense.

Across his paintings, we can follow something like an intention which becomes explicit and precise, and which nevertheless was unaware of itself in the first works.

Essence is indeed being-in-itself-and-for-itself, but it is still in itself. It is intuitive thought. Taking up successively the role of language, reflection, and categories in Hegel’s Science of Logic, Hyppolite illuminates Hegelianism’s most obscure History of Western Philosophy. Trivia About Logic and Existen It is appearance as well, for what is appearance other than negated-being?

These, however, are the determinations that are truly prey anv the dialectic, and there is no stable object below them. Essence is the recoil of being into its nothingness, the ground, and the emergence of the ground in appearance.

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It does not relate to itself in its other; it does not reflect itself. In fact, these two charges destroy one another.


hgppolite The logic of being is the logic of immediacy. The Whole is there insofar as it is excluded, sublated; it is there because it is lacking; it is there as negation in the position and as internal negativity.

Its content is itself.

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The first term is always the universal as immediate, but then it is determined, and this determination is the negation which it has in itself. To demonstrate being is therefore to realise the concept, to determine it. If the phrase “the philosophy of difference” defines French anti-Hegelianism, then we have to say that there would be no philosophy of difference exisyence Logic and Existence.

It is still the logic of this metaphysics which makes essence be the condition of existence. Logic and Existence, which originally appeared incompletes the project Hyppolite began with Genesis and Structure of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.

He himself becomes the victim of this dialectic, of the anger raised against it; he is accused of disturbing the stable positions of ethics.

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