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G.W.F. Hegel's works of the Jena period name diremption (splitting, division) as the impetus for and starting point of all philosophy. Diremption is a characteristic of that education (Education/Formation: III) shaped by intellect in which the Absolute, the epitome of knowledge and the knowable, is finitized through distinctions and therefore partially comprehended. Within this diremption, philosophy has to find, once again, intellectual coherence and reconciliation. Its aim, however, is not to return to an …

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Zenkert, Georg, “Diremption”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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