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The Phenomenology of Mind - Observation of the Relation of Self-Consciousness to Its Immediate Actuality- Physiognomy and Phrenology Summary & Analysis

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Observation of the Relation of Self-Consciousness to Its Immediate Actuality- Physiognomy and Phrenology Summary and Analysis

Here the author follows precisely upon what came before. The self-consciousness is now focused on how it is relating to the world and to itself via its own embodiment. This means its physical body more so than the actions that it takes. However, these are viewed as connected.

There is a matter that the translator addresses through a note to the readers. This is to explain why phrenology and physiognomy or cranioscopy are discussed: during Hegel's lifetime phrenology and physiognomy and cranioscopy were both controversial and popular. This was so much the case that Hegel had to include some dialogue about them in The Phenomenology of Mind.

The underlying principle that ties these together is that they are about the relationship...

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