What is Salt, What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
Self-existing without requiring any relationship. It is used in return for the expression related (relative, relative, relative) that expresses the relations and dependence between objects. The metaphysical and dialectical meanings of the idiom absolute, as well as the related idiom, are different.
It is the ‘creative subject’ in absolute metaphysics, which exists spontaneously without requiring any relation, expresses the infinite, the unlimited, the first, the unchanging, the independent. This creative subject is god in religions and a godlike creative power in various idealist teachings (for example, ‘I’ in Fichte, ‘universal soul’ in Hegel, ‘will’ in Schopenhuer). This metaphysical meaning is unscientific.
The dialectical meaning expresses the permanent, infinite, unlimited and therefore the ‘fundamental’ versus the relation (relative, relative) which is temporary and therefore non-essential because it changes and will change with various relations.
For example, matter as a whole is absolute, but its forms that appear in infinite variation are relevant. That is to say, it includes and carries within itself the absoluteness of every relation. In every formation there is an absolute, fundamental and non-essential related aspect. It is therefore in a dialectical dependence on the absolute. For example, the unity of opposites is about, their conflict is absolute. This means that the unity of opposites is an impermanent, temporary and non-essential manifestation, while the conflict of opposites is permanent and fundamental. Because every natural, social and conscious phenomenon is formed and developed by the contradiction and conflict of the opposition of absolute and relation. This formation and development is continuous and therefore fundamental.