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The Phenomenology of Mind Chapter Summary & Analysis - Observation as a Process of Reason: Observation of Nature Summary

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Observation as a Process of Reason: Observation of Nature Summary and Analysis

Here Hegel brings together another level of organization. Here he begins at the stage of mind that he calls Reason. Observation Hegel shows, is a reliable process. In the movement towards scientific consciousness readers must now consider 'observation'.

Hegel notes that a consciousness requires a condition of stable self-certainty before it can proceed to use observation at the level of Reason. This also relies upon the "self-evidence" of self-existence and of the external world as 'real' and that objects and entities are recognized as having existence independent of the observer. This means that when not in a relation of direct mutual perception that either there will be other relations of mutual perception that sustain the same object and/or that there is something that is perceived which has identity...

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