Sunday, February 15, 2015
Making Our Way Through Sense Certainty
Hegel is indeed starting out at -- or quickly getting into -- what might appear a rather high level of generality or abstraction. But there's a good reason for this. When we start at what we think to be the exact opposite end of things, with what is most concrete, what is immediately present, what we experience, it turns out that when we look more closely at this seemingly basic truth, matters are not at all that simple -- there's mediation going on, and if we follow along, we get to witness some dialectical development. That's already taken place, and continually takes place -- we're just not aware of it until we start paying closer attention.
At present, I've produced four video installments for this section: