The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘What is Meant by 'Determined'?’


Hegel teaches that the whole series of categories or universal conceptions can be evolved from one – that is, from Seyn – by a certain process, the effect of which is to make actually thought that which was virtually latent in the thought. So that this reflection which constitutes Daseyn lies implicitly even in Seyn, and it is by explicitly evolving it from Seyn that Daseyn is evolved from Seyn. (Hegel’s Werke, Bd. 3, S. 107.) The term “What is” has reference to pure Seyn only; the term “What is somehow” has reference to Daseyn.

W 2:156; CP 6.626
‘Categories’ (pub. 07.01.13-18:13). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Jan 07, 2013, 18:13 by Sami Paavola
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