: : Hehehe- thats the best explantation of Hegel's Doctrine of Essence I've ever seen. Congratulations. Oh, and the doctrine of teh identity of opposites. Keep going.
: Then you are making all sorts of anti-Hegelian references such as "capitalism" and "mercantilism". How can you call yourself a Hegelian and continued to use such terms. Oh, and I never really questioned the existence whole idealized slave-master thing, merely its relevance.
Erm, no, because teh Doctrine of Essence is an idea that something doesn't exist, but by its not existing, or trying to come into existence, the historical dialectic moves forwards, capitalism is an Essence, a movement, but it tehrefore doesn't exist. Nice try.