Friday, March 25, 2011

Phenomenology of Spirit, Preface, paragraph 52

The excellent can not only not avoid the fate of being thus deprived of life and spirit and, flayed in this manner, to see its hide wrapped around lifeless knowledge and the vanity thereof. Rather, there can be recognized in this fate the violence exercised on the hearts, if not the spirits, as well as the constructive unfolding into generality and determinateness of the form, which comprises its fulfillment, and which alone makes it possible for this generality to be applied to superficiality.

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