Maieutics - Note No. 5

Knox avoids repetition consistently and thus reduces the constant stress on union.  "Die Vereinigten trennen sich wieder, aber im Kind ist die Vereinigung selbst ungetrennt worden." (Nohl 381)  The English is rendered by an adverbial phrase ("After their union the lovers separate again").  Hegel's terms interlock.  "The united" [die Vereinigten] is the lovers and "what has been united" [das Vereinigte] is the child.  The later term is once rendered as "unity" (Knox 307) thus perhaps leading O'Brien to anachronistic Mendelism.