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Originally posted by EarthquakeNewMadrid2010
I have been reading Hegel's phenomenology of spirit and the question has arisen can matter take on a formness of itself. Matter itself is an abstraction of what is here and merely changes with the presence of the now. Its understood by the consciousness as something as exist or a thisness. This thisness or conscious understanding is made by what is here or the abstraction of the concrete reality that is around us as is now. The I of a thing is apparently what unifies the material and immaterial. Though it is impossible for it to here because what is here is not and what is not now it is only what it is because matter does not exist. Our ability to know the concrete material of a thing is an unconscious movement of our consciousness or a the thisness which identifies the hereness of an object. If this is so is this unconscious movement of our thoughts in and of itself become the thing we understand to be. That is to say by not existing as it is matter fuses itself with the truth surrounding it as something that is responsible for its very hereness or very existing as now. And I as a conscious being is able to make through my own consciousness become a living projection of the object perceived. Apparently does the I of a thing make it what it is and that we cannot know through material abstraction nor make a fully conscious act through our own being.
[edit on 27-4-2010 by EarthquakeNewMadrid2010]