Hegel in "The Difference between Fichte's and Schelling's System of Philosophy"
"When the might of union vanishes from the life of people, and the oppositions lose their living connection and reciprocity and gain independence, the need of philosophy arises"
This short publication elucidates several enduring features of Hegel's thought. The first concerns the need for philosophy as a means of creating a new synthesis, a reconstitution of totality. Secondly that this reconcilliation of real seperations (entzweitung - self dividing) lies in the inner grounding of subject-object identity in the absolute. Thirdly that Hegel derives his philosophical standpoints critically and as a contribution to new post-Kantian philsophy.