A little late-night Hegel reading…

From §21 of the Preface to the Phenomenology of Spirit, in Miller’s translation: 

It is reflection that makes the True a result, but it is equally reflection that overcomes the antithesis between the process of its becoming and the result, for this becoming is also simple, and therefore not different from the form of the true which shows itself as simple in its result; the process of becoming is rather just this return into simplicity. Though the embryo is indeed in itself a human being, it is not so for itself; this it only is as cultivated Reason, which has made itself into what it is in itself. 

Well, that seems clear enough. Who said philosophy never condescends to concern itself with questions of public import?