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The Phenomenology of Mind Chapter Summary & Analysis - Individuality Which Takes Itself to be Real In and For Itself Summary

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Individuality Which Takes Itself to be Real In and For Itself Summary and Analysis

The book continues as a treatise. The subject matter is vast and encompassing. Hegel is doing his best to present it with sufficient structure and in an orderly manner. By this point in the text, the activity is based upon "cumulative knowledge."

The individual human will tend to follow the same premise as Hegel presents in earlier chapters as being the way that animals operate. There is a very powerful, advantageous difference in the human being. Nevertheless, initially each person will live from a mentality that matches that of organic nature. The purpose of the entity is effectively its very functions and behaviors. In the case of the animals Hegels showed that the purpose of any animal is what it does: hence, there is no...

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