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Hegel, une logique de la différence ?

Abstract : Hegelian philosophy is often accused of being a system of abstract identity, or a process that always reduces the Other to the Same. But a careful reading of the Science of Logic shows that this accusation is based on a misunderstanding. Hegel is in fact attentive to difference, to diversity and to the alterity of things, but he refuses to settle for the characteristic approach to understanding which looks for the unchanging in all things, or which looks either for the Same or the Other in an unilateral and exclusive manner. Conceptual thought, on the contrary, honours not only the difference between things, but also and firstly the concept of identity as identity of self with self, and the concept of difference as difference of self with self. It therefore results that identity and difference are essentialities, determinations-of-reflection: they are processes such that in each the other appears, and hence speculative identity is only such by virtue of the difference of self with self. Hegel can therefore be identified as a thinker of difference, or of the articulation of identity and difference.
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Philippe Soual. Hegel, une logique de la différence ?. La Science de la logique au miroir de l’identité 2017, 2017, 978-90-429-3362-0. ⟨hal-03709358⟩



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