Chapter

The Philosophy of Nature in 1803 and 1804

H. S. Harris

in Hegel's Development: Night Thoughts (Jena 1801–1806)

Published in print November 1983 | ISBN: 9780198246541
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680991 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246541.003.0007
The Philosophy of Nature in 1803 and 1804

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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

Chapter.  28079 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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