POPPER’S ATTACK ON HEGEL. I showed the passage from Hegel about heat and sound to Mary Jane, who does the family philosophy. She suggested that perhaps the translation was unfair to Hegel. The translation is by Karl Popper, and Google indicates that Popper’s attack on Hegel and on this paragraph is fairly well known. Google books led me to this page from Popper’s THE OPEN SOCIETY AND ITS ENEMIES which includes Popper’s comment on the paragraph from Hegel. Popper urges that the last sentence be read carefully (Popper refers to it as “the only intelligible one” in the quotation.) Omitting words from the sentence, Popper says that the sentence clearly means nothing but: “The heating up of sounding bodies…is heat…together with sound.”

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