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Just a few observations [ for Stephen C.] Please keep in mind that 1/ `Subjective Spirit' is the beginning of the project to elaborate the `Encyclopedia of Philosophical Science' by Hegel, starting 1817. What I would ask, even as a general reader would be : Why Encyclopedia ? What would be Philosophical Science ? [ The encyclopedia is one of its kind and a bold venture]2/ Mention chronology, basic time frame that gives access to the context straight on.How much time went into the completion of the text or book or essays or something else? 2.1/ The genre, Encyclopedia, demands clarification. How to show the basic discontinuity together with continuities [ minor premise] in the tradition of Encyclopedists like Diderot and its coming of age in the intellectual milieu of 18th c. France ? Here the French influence is germane rather that the `British' [English/Scottish]. Consider Condillac, Montesquieu and others. Alternatively, was Hegel's encyclopedia a radical break with the tradition/s ? Pl keep in mind that you are also making an entry into encyclopedia and from the present - take Wikipedia - that is definitely a radical break from the 20th c. past in terms of methods, process from the 20th c. tradition of encyclopedias one may argue that in the long term Encyclopedias can only advance as repositories of knowledge and information [ this is new] by making radical breaks though the element of continuity also belongs to the longue duree of the world of encyclopedia. 3/ Hegel's Encyclopedia of Philosophical Sciences was a collective effort and not without its share of enthusiasm. This work could only advance and consolidate itself after Hegel joined the university in Berlin, which became o philosophical hub of sorts in 1820's. Hegel's interaction with various faculties was vigorous and without the notes of his students the `finished product have well tended towards the vague and abstruse.4/ This can be seen as the result of the interiority of an internal time-dialectic that was both unique and specific to Hegel.Just one question to illustrate : Would it have been possible for Hegel to embark and initiate this journey without the Science of Logic, 1816? I do not think so. The germ of the latter elaboration, intensively and extensively, is present in SL/WL.This is a speculative issue but with immense import.4.1/A para that takes a critical look on Hegel's sources and references. Where to find drawbacks in the voluminous and copious citations of Hegel? i guess that it. debu]