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Even supposing the task that has entire with life is itself purely the circulation of the actual Spirit, the Spirit that doesn't com'prehend itself, [genuine] realizing, however, is directed opposed to the illustration therefore shaped, in contrast [mere] familiarity; understanding is the job of the common self, the fear of pondering. 31. fairly normally, the normal, simply because it's accepted, isn't cognitively understood. the most common manner during which we mislead both ourselves or others approximately figuring out is by way of assuming anything as conventional, and accepting it on that account; with all its professionals and cons, such figuring out by no means will get wherever, and it understands no longer why. topic and item, God, Nature, figuring out, sensibility, and so forth, are uncritically taken with no consideration as familiar,/established as legitimate, and made intoJixed issues for beginning and preventing. whereas those stay unmoved, the understanding task is going from side to side among them, hence relocating simply on their floor. Apprehending and checking out likewise consist in seeing even if everybody's influence of the problem coincides with what's· asserted approximately those fastened issues, even if apparently option to him or no longer. 32. The research of an concept, because it was once conducted, used to be, in reality, not anything else than ridding it of the shape during which it had get to grips. to wreck an idea up into its unique components is to come to its moments, which at the very least shouldn't have the shape of the, given suggestion, yet really represent the rapid estate of the se1f. This research, to besure, simply arrives at ideas that are themse1ves universal, fastened, and inert determinations. yet what's hence separated and non-actual is a necessary second; for it is just as the concrete does divide itself, and make itself into . whatever non-actual, that it's self-moving" The task of dissolution is the facility and paintings of the certainty, the main remarkable and mightiest of powers, or quite absolutely the energy. The circle that is still self-enclosed and, like substance, holds its moments jointly, is an instantaneous courting, one accordingly which has not anything outstanding approximately it. PREFACE 19 yet that an twist of fate as such, indifferent from what circumscribes it, what's sure and is real purely in its context with others, should still reach an life of its personal and a separate freedom~ this can be the great energy of the detrimental; it's the power of concept, of the natural 'I'. loss of life, if that's what we wish to name this non-actuality, is of all issues the main dreadful, and to carry quickly what's lifeless calls for the best power. missing energy, attractiveness hates the certainty for asking of her what it can't do. however the lifetime of Spirit isn't the existence that shrinks from loss of life and retains itself untouched via devastation, yet quite the lifestyles that endures it and continues itself in it. It wins its fact merely while, in utter dismemberment, it reveals itself. it's this strength, no longer as whatever optimistic, which closes its eyes to the adverse, as after we say of whatever that it really is not anything o~ is fake, after which, having performed with it, draw back and move on tO,something else; to the contrary, Spirit is that this strength in basic terms by way of taking a look the unfavourable within the face, and tarrying with it.