Although an object, through an act of self-consciousness is created, it progresses towards and attains its own independence: it becomes a ‘thing’ which is now for itself; a free-floating object that possesses spatial and historical qualities. It becomes a ‘thing’ which must now be dealt with by other selves who make contact with it. These ‘things’ which come about through a self-consciousness, define themselves for the self-consciousness of others who have no conceptual relation to it but, simultaneously, through their own understanding, relate and distinguish themselves from it. The result of forming the object has completed the circle from conception to creation. Moreover, the object no longer belongs to the conception or the self-consciousness that created it. It is now independently in-itself-for-itself.
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