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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2014
    • (edited Feb 4th 2014)

    started 道德经, for the moment just in order to record one paragraph which I found strikingly translated by Yiao-Gang Wen, here on Physics.SE.

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2014

    Regarding Hegel and the Dao, from his Lectures on Religion

    The One is the indeterminate, that without characteristics, the impoverished initial abstraction, what is wholly empty. If it is to be internally concrete, to be living, then it must be determinate, and thus it is the Two, and the Third is the totality, the consummation of determinateness. Thus, even in the first efforts of humanity to think in the form of triunity or trinity, we can observe this necessity.­ Unless three determinations are recognized in God, “God” is an empty word. Right at the beginning of thinking we find the very simplest and most abstract determinations of thought. If, from this assertion that the absolute power is, there occurs the progression to the universal, then thinking begins, though the thinking itself is originally quite empty and abstract.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2014

    Thanks! I have added a pointer.

  1. I changed the page name to the standard (traditional) form 道德經.

    Mark John Hopkins

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