Mediation

Mediation — what Hegel calls the determinate rather than the indeterminate, “infinite”, or classical negation of immediacy — is what makes things intelligible. Hegelian mediation, I want to say, just is form or structure made explicit by articulating relations of material incompatibility (determinate negation) and material consequence. Mediation is the substance of Geist. (See also Transcendental Field.)