Hegel Absolute Idealism Quotes

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‘God is actual … he alone is truly actual
… existence is in part mere appearance, and only in part actuality ** (EL)
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‘Religion leads us to a universal
which embraces all else within itself, to an Absolute by which all else is brought into being: and this Absolute is an object not of the sense but of the mind and of thought’. SS21
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‘The Absolute is … directly before us [not in a ‘far away world’]
so present that so long as we think, we must, though without express consciousness of it, always carry it with us’ SS24,R
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‘this metaphysical system … assumed that to think a thing was the means of finding its very self and nature:
and to that extent it occupied higher ground than the Critical Philosophy which succeeded it’. SS28
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‘though the categories, such as unity, or cause and effect
are strictly the property of thought, it by no means follows that they must be ours merely and not also characteristics of the objects. Kant however confines them to the subject-mind [subjective idealism] SS42
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the things of which we have direct consciousness are...
mere phenomena, not for us only, but in their own nature; and the true and proper case of these things, finite as they are, is to have their existence founded not in themselves but in the universal divine idea SS45
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it’s wrong to ...
‘set a universal beside a particular’.
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‘If we are to have genuine cognition, the object must characterise
itself and not derive its predicates from without’ SS28
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‘Unfortunately, … the retreat of thought has led … to a very uncalled-for hatred of reason
… to a very uncalled-for hatred of reason SS11
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‘[KANT'S VIEW]… [gives] a correct expression to the nature of all
consciousness. The tendency of all man’s endeavours is to understand the world, to appropriate and subdue it to himself: and to this end the positive reality of the world must be as it were ... idealised SS42R
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On the other hand, we must note that it is not the mere act of our personal self-consciousness
which introduces absolute unity into the variety of sense. Rather, this identity is itself the absolute. The absolute is …again drives [things] back to the absolute unity’. SS42
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History is the process
whereby the spirit discovers itself and its own concept’ PHILOSOPHY OF WORLD HISTORY
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‘the real nature of the object
is brought to light in reflection; but it is no less true that this exertion of thought is my act. … The real nature is a product of my mind, in its character of thinking subject – generated by me in my simple universality SS22
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‘Logic therefore coincides with metaphysics
, the science of things set and held in thoughts – thoughts accredited able to express the essential reality of things’. SS24
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‘The thinking of the old metaphysical system was finite. Its whole mode of action was regulated by categories, the limits of which it
believed to be permanently fixed and not subject to any further negation’ SS28
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which embraces all else within itself, to an Absolute by which all else is brought into being: and this Absolute is an object not of the sense but of the mind and of thought’. SS21

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‘though the categories, such as unity, or cause and effect

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