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The Phenomenology of Mind Chapter Summary & Analysis - Observation of Nature as an Organic Whole Summary

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Observation of Nature as an Organic Whole Summary and Analysis

Hegel introduces some new terms in this chapter. This all falls within the subheading from above and pertains to organic nature and the analysis thereof. The following come within the context of existing within the animal world. Three of the most basic properties of such entities are Sensibility, Irritability and Reproduction. The philosopher defines each of these.

Sensibility requires and pertains to an entity whose end is itself. In Hegel's view this applies to each individual animal and human being. The purpose, he tells readers, is contained within the process of the life of the entity. Due to this interpretation the idea that an animal or human could be alive and without purpose is not possible. However, it also shows that from such a view the answer to the question "What is the...

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