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The Conception of Habit as a Stage of Hegel’s Naturalistic Theory of Mind

Guido Seddone
Published Online: 2018-08-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opis-2018-0006

Abstract

This contribution aims to address the nature of the normative in Hegel’s theory of habits and to highlight that social practices are the outcome of natural and biological characteristics related to the homeostasis of the organism and to the common biological features of the individuals of the same species. This should point out that habits and human practices have a concrete biological background and are the outcome of humans’ eagerness to inhabit the world through socially codified activities. The contribution deals also with the relation habits have with the self-conscious life and human world history.

Keywords: habits; Hegel; Hegel's theory of habits

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About the article

Received: 2017-11-15

Accepted: 2018-06-08

Published Online: 2018-08-01


Citation Information: Open Information Science, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 75–82, ISSN (Online) 2451-1781, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opis-2018-0006.

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© 2018 Guido Seddone, published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. BY-NC-ND 4.0

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