what do you think Hegel would have to say about the Subject, who we shall refer to herein as “Shorty”, and their relationship to their apple bottom jeans and boots with the fur? Other philosophers thoughts are also welcome
Well, substance is in itself Shorty, all content is its own reflection into itself. Shorty self-identifies as the apple bottom jeans and boots with the fur do, i.e. they reflect into each other becoming substance. The knower of Shorty does not belong to fixed points in itself, the predicates are affirmed by the relationship between itself and the boots with the fur, and so in itself is external. Hence, the mere anticipation that the Absolute is Shorty is not only not the apple bottom jeans, but it even makes the boots with the fur possible.