This inversion of attitude is the reflection of the organism into itself the negation of its own
negativity of outwardly directed activity. As a natural being it combines the individuality which it
reaches in the process with its generality as disjunctive, in such a way that on the one hand it
separates from itself the first negation, the externality of the object and its own activity, on the
other hand, and as immediately identical with this negation, with this means reproduces itself Thus
the outward moving process is transformed and transposed into the first formal processes of
reproduction from its own self.
The primary moment in digestion is the immediate action of life as the power over the inorganic