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Hegelian Dialectic

Hegelian Dialectic

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Hegelian dialectic, usually presented in a threefold manner, was stated by Heinrich Moritz Chalybäus as comprising three dialectical stages of development: a thesis, giving rise to its reaction, an antithesis, which contradicts or negates the thesis, and the tension between the two being resolved by means of a synthesis. Although this model is often named after Hegel, he himself never used that specific formulation. Hegel ascribed that terminology to Kant. Carrying on Kant’s work, Fichte greatly elaborated on the synthesis model, and popularized it.

On the other hand, Hegel did use a three-valued logical model that is very similar to the antithesis model, but Hegel’s most usual terms were: Abstract-Negative-Concrete. Hegel used this writing model as a backbone to accompany his points in many of his works. The dialectic is consistently associated with the globalist agenda of problem-reaction-solution, an idea of bringing synthesis, or change, between two opposing attitudes or values by creating conflict. For instance, the globalists are constantly stirring up war between countries or within countries, to generate reaction ( a reaction in which they try to manipulate with media and other propaganda), and eventually result in change, or at least an excuse for change.

The Social conflict theory (problem-reaction-solution) is a Marxist-based social theory which argues that individuals and groups (social classes) within society interact on the basis of conflict rather than consensus. Through various forms of conflict, groups will tend to attain differing amounts of material and non-material resources (e.g. the wealthy vs. the poor). More powerful groups will tend to use their power in order to retain power and exploit groups with less power. Conflict theorists view conflict as an engine of change, since conflict produces contradictions which are sometimes resolved, creating new conflicts and contradictions in an ongoing dialectic. In the classic example of historical materialism, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels argued that all of human history is the result of conflict between classes, which evolved over time in accordance with changes in society’s means of meeting its material needs, i.e. changes in society’s mode of production.

The formula, thesis-antithesis-synthesis, does not explain why the thesis requires an antithesis. However, the formula, abstract-negative-concrete, suggests a flaw, or perhaps an incomplete-ness, in any initial thesis—it is too abstract and lacks the negative of trial, error, and experience. For Hegel, the concrete, the synthesis, the absolute, must always pass through the phase of the negative, in the journey to completion, that is, mediation. This is the essence of what is popularly called Hegelian Dialectics.

According to the German philosopher Walter Kaufmann:

Fichte introduced into German philosophy the three-step of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, using these three terms. Schelling took up this terminology. Hegel did not. He never once used these three terms together to designate three stages in an argument or account in any of his books. And they do not help us understand his Phenomenology, his Logic, or his philosophy of history; they impede any open-minded comprehension of what he does by forcing it into a scheme which was available to him and which he deliberately spurned […] The mechanical formalism […] Hegel derides expressly and at some length in the preface to the Phenomenology.

Kaufmann also cites Hegel’s criticism of the triad model commonly misattributed to him, adding that “the only place where Hegel uses the three terms together occurs in his lectures on the history of philosophy, on the last page but one of the section on Kant—where Hegel roundly reproaches Kant for having ‘everywhere posited thesis, antithesis, synthesis‘”.

To describe the activity of overcoming the negative, Hegel also often used the term Aufhebung, variously translated into English as “sublation” or “overcoming,” to conceive of the working of the dialectic. Roughly, the term indicates preserving the useful portion of an idea, thing, society, etc., while moving beyond its limitations. (Jacques Derrida‘s preferred French translation of the term was relever.)

In the Logic, for instance, Hegel describes a dialectic of existence: first, existence must be posited as pure Being (Sein); but pure Being, upon examination, is found to be indistinguishable from Nothing (Nichts). When it is realized that what is coming into being is, at the same time, also returning to nothing (in life, for example, one’s living is also a dying), both Being and Nothing are united as Becoming.[40]

As in the Socratic dialectic, Hegel claimed to proceed by making implicit contradictions explicit: each stage of the process is the product of contradictions inherent or implicit in the preceding stage. For Hegel, the whole of history is one tremendous dialectic, major stages of which chart a progression from self-alienation as slavery to self-unification and realization as the rational, constitutional state of free and equal citizens. The Hegelian dialectic cannot be mechanically applied for any chosen thesis. Critics argue that the selection of any antithesis, other than the logical negation of the thesis, is subjective. Then, if the logical negation is used as the antithesis, there is no rigorous way to derive a synthesis. In practice, when an antithesis is selected to suit the user’s subjective purpose, the resulting “contradictions” are rhetorical, not logical, and the resulting synthesis is not rigorously defensible against a multitude of other possible syntheses. The problem with the Fichtean “thesis–antithesis–synthesis” model is that it implies that contradictions or negations come from outside of things. Hegel’s point is that they are inherent in and internal to things. This conception of dialectics derives ultimately from Heraclitus.

Hegel stated that the purpose of dialectics is “to study things in their own being and movement and thus to demonstrate the finitude of the partial categories of understanding.

One important dialectical principle for Hegel is the transition from quantity to quality, which he terms the Measure. The measure is the qualitative quantum, the quantum is the existence of quantity.

“The identity between quantity and quality, which is found in Measure, is at first only implicit, and not yet explicitly realized. In other words, these two categories, which unite in Measure, each claim an independent authority. On the one hand, the quantitative features of existence may be altered, without affecting its quality. On the other hand, this increase and diminution, immaterial though it be, has its limit, by exceeding which the quality suffers change. […] But if the quantity present in measure exceeds a certain limit, the quality corresponding to it is also put in abeyance. This however is not a negation of quality altogether, but only of this definite quality, the place of which is at once occupied by another. This process of measure, which appears alternately as a mere change in quantity, and then as a sudden revulsion of quantity into quality, may be envisaged under the figure of a nodal (knotted) line”.[43]

As an example, Hegel mentions the states of aggregation of water: “Thus the temperature of water is, in the first place, a point of no consequence in respect of its liquidity: still with the increase or diminution of the temperature of the liquid water, there comes a point where this state of cohesion suffers a qualitative change, and the water is converted into steam or ice“. As other examples Hegel mentions the reaching of a point where a single additional grain makes a heap of wheat; or where the bald-tail is produced, if we continue plucking out single hairs.

Another important principle for Hegel is the negation of the negation, which he also terms Aufhebung (sublation): Something is only what it is in its relation to another, but by the negation of the negation this something incorporates the other into itself. The dialectical movement involves two moments that negate each other, something and its other. As a result of the negation of the negation, “something becomes its other; this other is itself something; therefore it likewise becomes an other, and so on ad infinitum”. Something in its passage into other only joins with itself, it is self-related. In becoming there are two moments: coming-to-be and ceasing-to-be: by sublation, i.e., negation of the negation, being passes over into nothing, it ceases to be, but something new shows up, is coming to be. What is sublated (aufgehoben) on the one hand ceases to be and is put to an end, but on the other hand it is preserved and maintained.In dialectics, a totality transforms itself; it is self-related, then self-forgetful, relieving the original tension.

Hegel’s thesis of Controlled Conflict producing Controlled Change is also being used in our society today to produce the kind of change in values and attitudes amongst the entire American population that would allow us to enthusiastically accept the Antichrist when he arises.  This insidious plan changes attitudes and values so quietly and so invisibly that people do not realize they are being manipulated!  Further, once they have changed their values and attitudes as the result of the manipulation, they think they arrived at this value system on their own, and will defend that false idea vociferously!  This plan of changing long held values and attitudes is called the Six-Step Attitudinal Change Plan.  We encourage you to read NEWS1006, “Six-Step Attitudinal Change Plan — Euthanasia”, and NEWS1055, “Review of Six-Step Attitudinal Change Plan And How It Is Being Used Today “.  You will understand the often contradictory methods of the Mass Media a whole lot better once you have read these two articles, and you will understand how you can stop being silently and invisibly manipulated.  Further, you will understand how a formerly Christian-values nation can completely change into a Satanic-values nation in less than a century.

Dialectic was an hypothetical proposition that originated in 1823 by a German professor, Hegel, which stated that the only two constants in the world were change, and the conflict that was inevitable from opposing forces that produced such change.  Hegel pronounced that “Conflict produces Change, and that Controlled Conflict Produces Controlled Change“.  Therefore, if one wants to reach a certain controlled end result, he would best be served if he could create a conflict between opposing parties, the end result of which would be the end he sought.

Hegel’s thesis was primarily responsible for the creation of Communism by the Illuminati for the express purpose of setting up a global “Controlled Conflict” that would produce their coveted goal of the New World Order, the Kingdom of Antichrist.  Since time and space do not allow us to fully explore this subject here, we invite you to read NEWS1007, “Thesis x Antithesis = Synthesis:  The Real Flow of History “.  Once you read this article, you will understand 20th Century history a whole lot better, and you will understand the terrifying reality planned for the whole world.

Sources: Wikipedia; Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy