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Hegel's Development: Night Thoughts (Jena 1801–1806)$
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H. S. Harris

Print publication date: 1983

Print ISBN-13: 9780198246541

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246541.001.0001

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The Philosophy of Nature in 1803 and 1804

The Philosophy of Nature in 1803 and 1804

(p.238) Chapter VI The Philosophy of Nature in 1803 and 1804
Hegel's Development: Night Thoughts (Jena 1801–1806)

H. S. Harris

Oxford University Press

The first section of this chapter discusses Hegel's materialism. The second section discusses matter conceived as motion. The third section discusses the fluidity of matter. Hegel called the self-transforming continuity of matter ‘absolute fluidity, the truly real earthy matter’. The fourth section examines terrestrial ‘physics’, an approach detailing the process of the Earth's own life. The last section discusses Hegel's theory of organism.

Keywords:   materialism, Hegel, fluidity, terrestrial physics, organism

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