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The Phenomenology of Mind Chapter Summary & Analysis - Force and Understanding; Appearance Summary

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Force and Understanding; Appearance Summary and Analysis

First, Hegel sets forth some definition of force, which he views in more than one way. He explains that 'force' is a relational process and an understanding. He informs readers that force involves both an understanding of unity and of difference. It is easy to read Hegel as referring to human interaction but one might expect that he would he would be as much referring to the work of physicists amongst whom 'force' is also an incredibly important concept. Here Hegel states that when there is understanding, there is a unity of differences and that there is a systematic sense of the relationship of those differences and how they form into the unity. Behaviorally, one could describe this as what is in operation when a parent hits a child in contrast to those occasions when the same or another...

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