Hegel's Phenomenology of the Absolute Open Access

Lin, Ping Chu (2013)

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In this thesis, I attempt to answer the question, "How is Hegel's absolute knowing, absolute?" through expositing what the canons of both western and eastern philosophy take to be absolute knowing. I believe the master key to this question is Hegel's conception of the true infinity [das wahrhafte Unendliche] and I justify this interpretation by examining the views of prominent Hegelian thinkers, Alexandre Kojève and Jean Hyppolite, and the concept of Wu Wei from the Tao Te Ching.

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Epigraph p.1

Preface p.2

Kojève's Absolute Knowledge p.5

Hyppolite's Absolute Knowledge p.17

The Taoist's Absolute Knowledge p.32

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