This work focuses on the role played by rhetoric and images in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, and in the transition to his Science of Logic. Daniel Horace Fernald argues that the rhetoric and imagery of the Phenomenology constitute the work’s substance. His conclusion shows the entire Phenomenology to be an aporia, an impasse designed to teach the central lesson that the True, which is the Whole, is not to be found in phenomenal experience alone. Understanding the structure of Phenomenology is essential in the transition to Science of Logic.
Daniel Horace Fernald holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory University. He is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Georgia College and State University.