Monday, September 21, 2015

Starting the Master-Slave Dialectic

With this video, we start the long-anticipated dialectic of Master and Slave, or if you prefer the more old-fashioned translation, Lordship and Bondage.

You won't find any discussion of these two terms quite yet, though -- Hegel has a bit of preliminary setting matters up to conduct first.  We have to get two self-consciousnesses caught within their relationship to each other, neither one able to be entirely what it is because it needs the other in order to be what it will.

But, the subjugation of the one consciousness -- the Slave or Bondsman -- to the other -- the Lord or Master -- is soon to come.  As is the surprise ending. . . .

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