We continue with the second podcast in the series about Hegel and Posthumanism. This time we explore the way Hegel tried to solve the problem of alienation of subject and object, i.e. the alienation of man and reality.
The method he applied to accomplish this is what is called Hegelian dialectics.
Hegel claims that rift existing between man and the world can be bridged by historical development of consciousness through finite number of intermediary stages resulting in absolute identity of knowledge and being, i.e. absolute knowledge.
This idea is something quite analogous to posthumanist's attempt to transcend humanity in absolute power of technology.