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‘Sense’ is this wonderful word which is used in two opposite meanings. On the one hand it means the organ of immediate apprehension, but on the other hand we mean by it the sense, the significance, the thought, the universal underlying the thing. And so sense is connected on the one hand with the immediate external aspect of existence, and on the other hand with its inner essence.

It was not by chance within the context of his treatment on Aesthetics that Hegel (or perhaps rather his former student Heinrich Gustav Hotho who, after Hegel’s death, reworked these Lectures on Fine Art for print from incomplete manuscripts and Weiterlesen