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The speculative Method in the System

Grimsmann/Hansen May 2005.

Hegel:

'That what is to be done here, is Science,
and the Content of Science is substantial bound to the Form'. [PoR]

'There can be only one Method in all Science' [ LoR ]
and a topic is only understood and known in its truth,
when it is perfectly subjected to the Method;
which is the own method of each topic, because it is the activity of the Concept.' [ L ]

'Accoring to the Moments of the Concept [Begriff]
the representation and development will happen in three parts.

We will regard the Concept ["Begriff"] first as General [ A=Allgemeinheit ],
then as Specific [ B=Besonderheit], as dividing and differentiating Concept,
which is the side of the judgement, the limitedness, the difference and the finiteness,
and thirdly the Concept, which unites with itself,
the conclusion or the return of the Concept from its Determination, as Singularity [ E=Einzelheit ].' [ LoR ]

How and where can these moments be regained in the representation of the triangle(s)?

Let us begin with the Science as a Whole:

The general

We therby take Science first as the Whole,
but at the beginning still as an indefinite System,
as an empty word, which only provides a framework
for its expected fulfilment,
so that Science is in that way only determined as a simple General (A) one.

As the General differs into its specific Parts,
Science develops further into its Specific (B) Moments:

By the complete Process of the dialectic Development of the Members of the System from each other,
the Unit of the Concept [Begriff] is restored, but as concrete, that is, within its Unity, it contains its Differences.
This corresponds to the Moment of the Singularity (E):

In this Process, the stations of the Development are again determined as the Moments of the Concept:

The whole Concept (the General, A) places itself on the one side
(as the direct, indefinite General, which therby is also a Specific);
and places its Opposite (Anderssein), the Speciifc (B), opposite to itself;
and combines these two abstractions to the concrete Unity (the Singularity).

Science begins this way with the Logic ("Logik"), as the Moment of the abstract Generic (A)
(the only internal Idea of the world as absolute Form),
wich places itself opposite (Anderssein), Nature ("Natur") as Specific opposit to itself (to delop itself to the Idea being out-of-itself)
to complete itself to the Singularity of the concrete Idea of the Spirit/Mind ("Geist").



Each of the three parts however is again a Whole for itself
and can thus be understood as a new beginning (of its own internal development)
and thus as a General (A) of its own,
which divides again the Specific within itself
and finally regains its own Singularity, but now grown together as a Unit:

The Moments of the Development of these three individual processes
are then again to be taken as General (A), Specific (B) and Singular (E) etc..:

Hereby we have only tried to present the Basic pattern.
Deviations, special cases, complications and more complex recesses etc..
remain unconsidered here for now.

 

See also: Illustration of the speculative method




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