Hegels Philosophy of the Mind

Freedom has long been a societal and personal concern of men and women all over the world. Slavery of the mind has been greatly rooted to how the society has enveloped its members into its own standards of moral uprightness and ethical views. There are a lot of concerns which people are fighting freedom for racism, gender issues, environmental problems, poverty, and economic and political predicaments. It is in this light that we view freedom of the self from ignorance of what is happening within us considering how Hegel has advocated for the Phenomenology of the Mind.

Self-consciousness has been viewed by Hegel far from how the Buddhist has categorized it from lower levels to higher levels of consciousness. According to Hegel, Reality has a great impact to the infant and as man grows his knowledge of different values becomes the most priceless possession of all. He considered this as the Sensory consciousness which evolved into Perceptual consciousness as man exhibits the ability to perceive interconnections and relationships among everything including all animals, all places, all minerals and all things. Mans recorded observation is redefined into a classification which is them primarily based on natural Science. But the main question is what happens to the mind after observation and perception According to Hegel, self-consciousness emanates from the strong feeling to fulfill human needs and wants that leads to the satisfaction of the self and the family. Moreover, Self-Consciousness has evolved into two distinct categories which are the Mastery Self-Consciousness and the Slave Self-Consciousness. His definition of these two categories eventually showed how the master can turn into a slave and the latter could assume being the master. The point of progressive struggle reverts the idea because based on Hegels point of view, the Master no longer has room for improvement because he no longer aims for furtherance of his knowledge and condition having reached the highest state he could ever be into. On the other hand, the slave, who belongs to a class much lower than that of the master, continues to become master of himself as he redirect his goals for progress by becoming master of his own desires and goals. He is more inclined to an environment where ideas come flourishing and innovations are generated. The servants workplace is his own paradise where he becomes master of learning and progress.


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