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The Phenomenology of Mind - Observation of Organic Existence Summary & Analysis

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Hegel brings the notion or principle of law back into the text. He provides the following definition of law: a law is the relation of any given element to the formative process of an organic being. He brings up law in an effort to show how it fits into the function of observation with respect to the organic world. Hegel also defines "organic entity as something which can be observed to be an object, that has purpose, that is self-preserving and that returns to itself. The elements that Hegel normally refers to in the text are not those of the contemporary Periodic Table of the Elements but rather are the ancient kind. The advantage of the archaic ones is that they are directly observable by human kind as such. These are simply: water, earth, air and fire. Observable, with...

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