Hegel’s Transcendent Sublime
Subtitle: The Hegelian Speculative Idealism as the Path to “The Night of the World”
I’ve been returning back to some of my old interests regarding transcendentalism and the dichotomy between the material world and the transcendental world. For Kantian philosophical inquiry, basically the idea of how can we try and send the material world that is to say the world as we interpret it to her senses to reach the thing and itself as Kant would say it. It’s interesting Rego has this idea of speculative idealism that is to say that it’s not only that there is no difference between the material worlds and the transcendental world but that the transcendental world appears within the material world and therefore sort of changes the notion of idealism from a dichotomy to a dichotomy within a singularity. That would sort of be the speculative moment.
But to see the history of these ideas and how they formed because of German idealism, Kant is said to have awoken from his dogmatic slumbers after he read Hume's treatise. David Hume surmise defectively that there was no difference or at least that there could not be proven a difference between the transcendental world and the world as we perceive it. He said that it would be beyond human capability and material ability to ever acknowledge or ascend to the highest level of the invention whether or not we can perceive what would later become known as the thing in itself. Indeed that was what was previously known as the platonic ideal.
So really there seems to be that dichotomous between the Aristotelian idea of interpreting the world as material and the platonic ideal of recognizing that there is a material world but there also are the things on themselves that we can examine in the world.
Part of me thinks that this inquiry into the ideal and what dose of Weimar is similar to the night of the living day as Hegel would call it. That is to say, you don’t just cross the Rubicon in a courageous attempt to try to achieve a specific goal but it’s rather to go beyond the fear of failure that you have internally and pursue that.
It’s not just about winning or getting just desserts that one wants or thinks that they want, but rather approaching and interpreting the world as they see if that is to say in menu simplistic was competing with yourself.
Trying to see if you could improve yourself. I think that the nature of transcendental philosophy as Hegel approached it is similar to the idea of Going beyond that which one individually fears because it’s sort of crossing the boundaries of interpretation.
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Speaking of law. Did you know at my law school graduation I got an award for the most pro bono hours completed of any student? It was an honor and I am truly thankful for the mentorship and opportunity. Rosalind Jeffers was an excellent mentor and teacher. I’m honored she surprised me with this award. “The Equal Justice Award was presented to Charles Lincoln [Charles Edward Andrew Lincoln IV ] as the graduate who has performed pro bono legal services in an extraordinary way and contributed the greatest number of hours of public service pro bono work with 674.5 hours, exemplifying the Aggie core value of selfless service. Lincoln has worked with Catholic Charities, the Texas 13th Court of Appeals, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Texas Attorney General’s Office and U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffery Manske of the Western District of Texas. The May graduating class contributed a total of 10,378.79 hours of pro bono legal services to the community, making a tremendous impact on the poor and underserved. The Equal Justice Program and pro bono service are cornerstones of the law school. Texas A&M School of Law is one of the few schools to require each student to complete a minimum of 30 pro bono hours in order to graduate. Assistant Dean Rosalind Jeffers, who oversees the program, presented the award. “Source: https://law.tamu.edu/media/news-media-resources/story/spring-2016-hooding-and-commencement-ceremony