subject-side

Linked Glossary of Terms
(references to De Wijsbegeerte der Wetsidee, unless indicated. See concordance for correlation with pages in the New Critique. The concordance is in pdf format.)

subject-side I, 28, 37, 39, 45, 56-57, 61, 66, 85, 132, 507
II, 420, 485NC I, 94, 174 (not in WdW), 507

Temporal reality has both a law-side and a subject side (NC I, 507). The subject-side has both object and subject functions of what is determined or subjected to the law. The subject is sub-jected to, sujet to the law. The subject-side includes temporal reality in all its individuality (I, 61).

Both the law-side and the subject-side have a center. The religious center of the law-side is the central revealed law, just as the religious center of the subject-side is the heart (“Das natürliche Rechtsbewusztsein und die Erkenntnis des geoffenbarten Göttlichen Gesetzes,” February 28, 1939, cited by Verburg, 251).

The heart, as the center of human existence, is also the root of all temporal reality.

The subject-side cannot be separated from the law-side. The Enlightenment tried to separate the subject-side from the logical law sphere (I, 132).

The subject side is sometimes translated as “factual side” (e.g. NC I, 94 and 174). But it seems that the use of ‘factual’ should be used only in reference to concrete individuality structures, events or societal relations. The modal structures also have a subject-side and an object-side, but they are not factual or concrete.

Revised Dec 17/05; Dec 24/16