Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Phenomenology of Spirit, Preface, paragraph 49

But when the necessity of the concept banishes the loose procedure of argumentative [räsonierenden] conversation, as well as the pedantic style of scientific pomposity, its place, as we have already mentioned, must not be taken by the non-method of presentiment and inspiration, and the arbitrary caprice of prophetic utterance; for this does not merely despise that particular form of scientific procedure, but scientific procedure altogether.

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