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Hiemit ist zugleich näher die Bestimmung ausdegrückt, inwiefern die Möglichkeit Wirklichkeit ist. Die Möglichkeit ist nämlich noch nicht alle Wirklichkeit, – von der realen und absoluten Wirklichkeit ist noch nicht die Rede gewesen; – sie ist nur erst diejenige, welche zuerst vorkam, nämlich die formelle, die sich bestimmt hat, nur Möglichkeit zu sein, also die formelle Wirklichkeit, welche nur Sein oder Existenz überhaupt ist. Alles Mögliche hat daher überhaupt ein Sein oder ein Existenz. With this we have captured the determinate way possibility is actuality.

It has, namely, a presupposition from which it begins; it has contingency as its starting point. Real actuality as such is a determinate actuality and has initially its determination as immediate being by virtue of the fact that it is a multiplicity of existing circumstances. Yet having this immediate being as determination it is also its own negative – being-in-itself or possibility. In this way it is real possibility. As this unity of both moments it is a formal totality, but a totality which is still external to itself.

In other words, it is a ‘real possibility’ in both senses of the phrase: it is a real possibility as that which has the likelihood of becoming actual; it is real possibility as the full range of actual 32 Hegel’s Systematic Contingency conditions which are sufficient to generate some actual. ’ Diese Mannigfaltigkeit des Daseins ist also zwar sowohl Möglichkeit als Wirklichkeit, aber ihre Identität ist nur erst der Inhalt, der gegen diese Formbestimmung gleichgültig ist; sie machen daher die Form aus bestimmt gegen ihre Identität.

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