David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The Owl of Minerva 43 (1/2):1-40 (2011/12)
Hegel begins the third main part of the Science of Logic, the “logic of the concept,” with the dialectic of universality. This dialectic, however, proves to be insufficient for the exposition of the fundamental structure of being-as-concept, because it is dominated by the perspective of self-identity. For this reason speculative logic develops a dialectic of particularity whose domain is dominated by the perspective of difference. While the dialectic of universality made explicit the meaning of the proposition-of-reason being-as-concept is universal, the dialectic of particularity aspires to make explicit the meaning of the conflicting proposition-of-reason being-as-concept is particular. The present paper attempts a detailed reconstruction of this dialectic and thereby a disclosure of the meaning of the onto-logical claim that being-as-concept is particular. It is first shown how Hegel’s account of the particular relates to the expression of a totality of particulars. Next it is argued that the speculative notion of the particular is extremely complex and that this complexity can be decoded by means of four dimensions. Third, it is explained how abstraction comes to be regarded by Hegel as the essence of the particular. I end the paper by discussing how the collapse of the dialectic of particularity gives rise to the category of the individual and its peculiar dialectic.
|Keywords||Hegel Science of Logic abstraction particular difference concept individual universal|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
John Russon (2006). Reading: Derrida in Hegel's Understanding. Research in Phenomenology 36 (1):181-200.
Ioannis Trisokkas (2009). The Speculative Logical Theory of Universality. The Owl of Minerva 40 (2009):141-172.
Ioannis Trisokkas (2012). Pyrrhonian Scepticism and Hegel's Theory of Judgement: A Treatise on the Possibility of Scientific Inquiry. Brill.
Elena Ficara (2009). Hegel's Dialectic in Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy. Idealistic Studies 39 (1/3):87-97.
Andrew Buchwalter (2012/2011). Dialectics, Politics, and the Contemporary Value of Hegel's Practical Philosophy. Routledge.
Ioannis Trisokkas (2008). Hegel's Analysis of Universality in the Science of Logic. In Patricia Hanna (ed.), An Anthology of Philosophical Studies. ATINER.
Angelica Nuzzo (2010). Dialectic, Understanding and Reason : How Does Hegel's Logic Begin? In Nektarios Limnatis (ed.), The Dimensions of Hegel's Dialectic. Continuum.
Elena Ficara (2013). Dialectic and Dialetheism. History and Philosophy of Logic 34 (1):35-52.
Peter Button (2007). Negativity and Dialectical Materialism: Zhang Shiying's Reading of Hegel's Dialectical Logic. Philosophy East and West 57 (1):63-82.
Dietmar Heidemann (2010). Doubt and Dialectic : Hegel on Logic, Metaphysics, and Skepticism. In Nektarios Limnatis (ed.), The Dimensions of Hegel's Dialectic. Continuum. 157.
Simon Lumsden (2007). Dialectic and Différance: The Place of Singularity in Hegel and Derrida. Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (6):667-690.
Karin de Boer (2010). Hegel's Account of Contradiction in the Science of Logic Reconsidered. Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (3):345-373.
Lorenz B. Puntel (1996). Lässt Sich der Begriff der Dialektik Klären? Journal for General Philosophy of Science 27 (1):131 - 165.
Added to index2012-11-30
Total downloads5 ( #230,090 of 1,102,976 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #84,832 of 1,102,976 )
How can I increase my downloads?