Maieutics - Note No. 6

There are other signs of a hurried reading. Although she records her "immeasurable debt" to H.S. Harris, Hegels Development: Toward the Sunlight 1770-1801 (London: Oxford University Press, 1972), she seems to have skimmed.  In her GROW paper O'Brien ascribes the fragment on love to Hegel's Tübingen period. ("Hegel: Man, Physiology and Fate" 25).  This error is rectified by striking the sentence in the revised version appearing in Reproducing the World (180).  Her skimming is governed by her focus on reproduction.  Careful attention to Harris would have avoided the conflation of love with copulation. Hegel is not just being "discreet".  Considerable theological considerations govern his discourse on love.