Category: hegel

silicongarden:

“Desire determined by the Future appears, in the Present, as a reality (that is, as satisfied Desire) only on the condition that it has negated a real–that is, a Past. […] the historical movement arises from the Future and passes through the Past in order to realize itself in the Present or as temporal Present.”

— Alexandre Kojève, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit

“‘far from celebrating engaged struggle, Hegel’s point is’ ‘that every embattled’ ‘taking of sides, has to rely on a necessary illusion’ ‘that, once the enemy is annihilated, I will achieve the full realization of my being’”

(via rebecca-comay)

“History is not the soil in which happiness grows. The periods of happiness in it are the blank pages of history.”

Hegel

“Only one man ever understood me, and even he didn’t understand me.”

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“Everything is inherently contradictory… . contradiction is the root of all movement and vitality; it is only in so far as something has a contradiction within it that it moves, has an urge and activity.”

Hegel, Science of Logic

“It is in this dialectic as it is here understood, that is, in the grasping of oppositions in their unity, or of the positive in the negative, that speculative thought consists. It is the most important aspect of dialectic.”

Hegel, Science of Logic, § 69 (via literary-structures)

“Human history is the history of desired Desires.”

Alexandre Kojève, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit

“the Absolute is the unity of being and non-being”

Hegel