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What is discovered here is that life is determined through the absolute content of the pure concept, and appearance obtains this content through being made concrete in an absolute way with the pure concept (IV/6, 84–85). Lecture 3 19 (2) The life of the concept determines itself absolutely. For what? For actual causality, which occurs immediately as a result of this self-determination and along with it in a transition from the potential for such causality to its actualStA 282 ity. Thus, the potential for actual | causality is assumed.

7. CAUER: Consciousness must be able to say that what is present is an image (subsumed under the image of an image as such). What is present must therefore be something more—a particular exemplification and exhibition of the image as such—with qualitative content. 8. HALLE: [According to the theory of ethics] the concept is the ground of the world in a possible consciousness. This concept should therefore be a concept for a higher concept of consciousness, a concept that appears as a concept or as an image that can be subsumed within consciousness.

B) One of the main points of the Wissenschaftslehre {can be} made clear {here}. {The question may arise of how} a merely formal life acquires a determinate quality, and whence [it does so]. {How} is {appearance} not appearance as such but rather the appearance of something that is determined through itself, [that is,] the {appearance} of the absolute or of God? What is discovered here is that {life} acquires this content through the absolute content of the pure concept, which is made concrete along with this.

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