Hegel's Phenomenology Of Spirit By Hegel Kant Analysis

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THE ABSOLUTE IS ESSENTIALLY A ‘RESULT’
MA-Philosophy III Semester
Dungarmaa Erdenebayar
The highest level of awareness of consciousness is what is referred as Absolute, in Hegel’s ‘Phenomenology of Spirit’. The phrase might be an adequate hint for the intention behind the title of the article. Nonetheless, my interest will still be to illustrate on what basis Hegel has said that the Absolute is essentially a result. I will first start from explaining how Hegel criticized his predecessors and contemporaries and then go on demonstrating what Absolute is; what characteristics it has, how it unfolds itself in triple steps and how individuals can apprehend it.
As mentioned above, Hegel was critical about both his predecessors and contemporaries, that is, Romanticists and analytic thinkers. He criticized Romanticists for trying to know the reality through intuitions or feelings only. Mere enthusiasm is not enough to know the nature of reality completely. He blamed his former friend Shelling for creating the abstract, vague, and empty formulas and principles in philosophy, such as A=A. Hegel has also criticized analytic thinkers for being guided by empirical sciences alone. If your step was forward, it does not mean that your next step will also be forward. He argues that Kant’s claim that faith can go beyond understanding and reason leave us with scepticism. Hegel never agrees anything irrational would govern you blindly. He also said, it makes no sense to talk about something
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