Source: Logic & Existence from State University of New York Press, Final Chapter before Conclusion reproduced here. Logic and Existence [Jean Hyppolite, Leonard Lawlor, Amit Sen] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This first English translation illuminates. Hyppolite questions the Logic, the Phenomenology, and the Encyclopaedia on the basis of a precise idea and on a precise point. Philosophy must be ontology, .

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It is never anything but an oscillation around a measure. These concrete sciences do, of course, present themselves in a more real form of the idea than logic does; but this is not by turning back again to the reality abandoned by the consciousness which has risen above its mode as phenomenon to the level of science, nor by reverting to the lohic of forms such as the categories and concepts of reflection, whose finitude and untruth have been demonstrated in the logic.

They can be justified in this or that particular case. German Idealism in European Philosophy categorize this paper. This absolute Idea, which in the element of universality contains the whole life of thought, for Hegel, “alone is being, imperishable life, self-knowing truth, and is all truth” Science of Logic Jean Hyppolite was a professor at Strasbourg and then the Sorbonne as well as serving as Director of exiistence Ecole Normale Superieure.

This first English translation of the virtually unknown Logic and Existence is essential for the understanding of the development of French thought in this century.


This first English translation of the virtually unknown Logic and Existence is essential for the understanding of the development of French thought in this century. Available as a Google eBook for other eReaders and tablet devices.

Logic and Existence (Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Being is in itself; it is solely self-relation. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The immediacy of the beginning, because it is the beginning, is in itself its own negation and the instinct to sublate itself as beginning.

Steven Chang marked it as to-read Jul 27, In this logic of immediacy, which is the darkness or the truth of the sensible depending on how one considers it, the infinite presents itself in its immediate opposition to the finite. Nadine Hafez hyppoltie it as to-read May 01, Sense and Sensible 3.

Logic and Existence by Jean Hyppolite

Billy Candelaria hyp;olite it as to-read Jun 05, Logos, Nature, Spirit 4. Essence is posited in appearance, that is, in negated being, and there alone.

Hegel’s difficulty lies in explaining “absolute being-other or absolute immediacy,” nature and spirit, insofar as they are also, in philosophy, concrete sciences, a philosophy of nature and a philosophy of spirit, what Hegel called at Jena Realphilosophie. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hyppolte reflection opposed to immediacy, essence is the non-resolved contradiction. This negation of immediate being, however, negates itself.

Logic & Existence

If the phrase “the philosophy of difference” defines French anti-Hegelianism, then we have to say that there would be no philosophy of difference without Logic and Existence.


The Whole is there insofar as it is excluded, sublated; it is there because it is lacking; it is there as negation in the position and as internal negativity. Forgetfulness and memory have an ontological signification. Being which appears is identical to itself in its difference, which is essential difference, that is, the difference of itself from itself.

Being, considered as irreducible to pure thought, is the absolute self-relation which is also pure thought.

The logic of essence presents this reflection. Request removal from index.

It is the logic of the sensible insofar as the sensible is preserved in the Logos. On the other hand, it is indeed also dualistic, but this dualism is not, as in Spinoza, the parallelism of Logos and Nature which never encounter one another.

Being, Essence, Concept constitute the three instincts of the Logos, the three circles which reproduce at different levels the same fundamental theme. Sketch of a Phenomenological Chronology. John Kaag – – Dialogue 50 3: Science Logic and Mathematics.