the aim of Life is to free itself from confinement "in-itself" and to become "for-itself."
the very beginning
development of self-consciousness,
characterizes self-consciousness itself as a form of Life
he role of death as an essential ingredient in
life's struggle and Spirit's birth.
the development of self-consciousness in the Master/Slave dialectic as an essential moment in the fulfillment of this aim of Life to become 'for-itself.'
The following paper delineates this overlooked thread of the dialectic.
self-consciousness itself as a form of Life
the necessary condition for the fulfillment of Life's aim lies in work
Recognition in the Master-Slave dialectic.
beginning of the path towards true recognition is marked itself by the recognition of finitude or death
s intimately tied to its confrontation with the "absolute Master," death.
Hegel has articulated one of the most profound and paradoxical truths of human existence, namely that an awareness of death and finitude is the inception
for Hegel, all self-conscious desire is desire of self
A living object, on the one hand, and a self-consciousness, on the other, are manifestations of one and the same relation, Life or reflection-into-self, a relation which first manifested itself at the stage of Understanding.
when mere consciousness became self-consciousness by returning into itself, so did the object return into itself.
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