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One can almost always construct reflectively a mediatory schema capable of overarching opposing points of view. But since the original positions are defined at least in part in terms of their opposition to one another, such a schema must incorporate rather than resolve their opposition. The opposition remains, and it is again one which must be considered immediate. It is my fundamental contention that it is this relation out of which the individual arises. Of course, neither the child nor the scientist can be considered to be a bare particular.
37 Page 37 in this way, far from standing over against whatever it is not, it comes to be seen as dependent upon what it is not for its definition and ultimately its existence. Its particularity, its character as a palpable individual, has dissolved as even this character comes to be understood as one which draws the thing into necessary relation with all other things. In presenting negation as something arising out of the sort of relational context described here, Hegel has apparently transformed it into the much weaker concept of differentiation.
In their relation to one another, both the I and the object of sense-certainty must be mediated: I have this certainty through something else, viz. the thing; and it, similarly, is in sense-certainty through something else, viz. " 9 Neither the I nor the object can be taken to be something merely immediate if each demands for its certainty the existence of the other. " But he is aware that to say this is not to demonstrate that such mediation is to be found within sense-certainty itself. Hegel is clearly aware, at least at this point, that it is not sense-certainty which has recognized that the particular objects which it takes to be concrete and actual are in fact only instances of "pure immediacy," and as a result mediated.