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|Name: Mr. Nathan Eckstrand|
|Institution: Duquesne University|
|Title: Problematics and possibilities in philosophies of change: Comparing Hegel and Ch'eng I|
|Abstract: This paper examines the similarities and differences between Hegel’s philosophy and the Ch’eng I’s commentary on the Confucian classic Yijing. To do this, it undertakes a close reading of the “Lordship and Bondsman” section of the Phenomenology of Spirit and the “Dispute” hexagram within the Yijing. The paper demonstrates that while both projects find common ground in their articulation of change as occurring through the interplay of a variety of perspectives, the different historical and philosophical backgrounds through which they each originated leads them to assume different metaphysical and ontological characteristics. Hegel’s project, as it is interested in showing the ways in which figures and objects originate and develop, does not begin any more than what consciousness begins with. Ch’eng I, by contrast, builds an interrelated network of elements, and so uses forces and objects already in existence to show how the parts of the network fit together. This paper concludes by drawing several conclusions about the possibility of developing a philosophy of change out of the examples provided by these two thinkers.|
|Keywords: Hegel, Ch'eng I, Change, Phenomenology of Spirit, Yijing|