For Agamben, on the other hand, indeterminacy is a zone to which we return in a transcendental move that discourages the derivation of further determinacies. In short, whereas for Hegel it is a beginning, for Agamben it is an endpoint.
Interestingly, with the sole exception of the Logic, in Hegel's system the abovementioned moments of abstraction from presupposed determinacies are not necessarily aligned with the three overarching spheres of logic, nature, and spirit.
So long as that which serves such a transcendental function remains unchanged while enabling or conditioning other determinacies, its transcendental character is not altered by characterizing it as "indeterminacy." In the latter case, because such indeterminacy is conceived in relation to the determinacies it enables or conditions, it still retains a minimally determinate character itself, one which we might call a determinacy of indeterminacy.
I hesitate to say here that the determinacies
are also "identical," though that is clearly the trajectory of the progression.
The reasons why these processes cannot account for life is what Hegel's argument purports to show, and this will not be a matter of externally adding other characteristics to them but of explicitly conceiving them in their own terms-that is, by making their own determinacies explicit.
But what it purports to provide are the minimal conceptual/ontological determinacies for an adequate account of what "life" is.
This is not yet a self that is socially constructed with all of the concomitant determinacies involved in it (e.g.
Therefore motivating factors do not enter into it as presupposed determinacies that infect or 'contaminate' the conception.
Particularity, universality, and individuality themselves depend upon factors that are already something determinate, as well as upon determinacies
that differentiate themselves in the way in which the universal can only be a one over many, by being particularized into a plurality of individuals.
is in-itself the ideality for-itself of its determinacies
; in its externality [it is] recollected in and infinitely related to itself.
I have no desire to undermine or deconstruct the emphasis on definite cognition of the determinacies of beings or processes.
In contradistinction to perplexity proper, it exhibits greater insistence on the determinacies of knowing.