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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front Phil Chin    2009, Vol. 4 Issue (2) : 294-307
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Heidegger’s distortion of dialectics in “Hegel’s Concept of Experience”
DENG Xiaomang()
School of Philosophy, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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This essay reveals five points in which Heidegger misreads Hegel in “Hegel’s Concept of Experience”: (1) By forcedly introducing the concept of “will”, he interprets Hegel’s phenomenology of spirit into Metaphysics of Presence; (2) interprets concepts such as “statement” and “the road of skeptics” as the process of phenomenological reduction; (3) reduces Hegel’s Sein to Seiende; (4) replaces “Contradiction” with “Ambiguity” so the active Dialectics become passive; (5) exaggerates conscious experience and puts it into a real ontology, regardless of the significance of Logic and Encyclopedia of Philosophy. By an analysis of this misreading we can find the internal connection between Heidegger’s thought and that of his philosophical forerunner, Hegel.

Keywords phenomenology of spirit      misreading      dialectics      metaphysics of presence      experience     
Corresponding Authors: DENG Xiaomang,   
Issue Date: 05 June 2009
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DENG Xiaomang. Heidegger’s distortion of dialectics in “Hegel’s Concept of Experience”[J]. Front Phil Chin, 2009, 4(2): 294-307.
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