Single Idea 15628

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 3. Antinomies]

Full Idea

The thought that the contradiction which is posited by the determinations of the understanding in what is rational is essential and necessary, has to be considered one of the most important and profound advances of the philosophy of modern times.

Gist of Idea

The idea that contradiction is essential to rational understanding is a key modern idea


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 48)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'The Hegel Reader', ed/tr. Houlgate,Stephen [Blackwell 1998], p.159

A Reaction

This is the aspect of Kant's philosophy which launched the whole career of Hegel. Hegel is the philosopher of the antinomies. Graham Priest is his current representative on earth.