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The Phenomenology of Mind Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Realization of Rational Self-Consciousness Through Its Own Activity Summary

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The Realization of Rational Self-Consciousness Through Its Own Activity Summary and Analysis

This chapter begins with a note from the translator, Baille. He points out that theoretical reason goes with observation. The reason of observation is itself conjoined to both knowledge and science. In the sections that follow there is a movement from this "theoretical reason" into "practical reason." Practical reason is used more as a "technical term in this context" and means: rational actions, or reason readily expressible through activity.

Readers are again reminded that two centuries of scientific and cultural development have followed since Hegel's writing, and are reminded that Germany continues to be culturally different from the USA. Hegel sprang forth from German culture and the most accurate descendant of his view is contemporary Germany.

Hegel informs readers that the ancients repeatedly said that to live wisely and...

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