Single Idea 15629

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

Full Idea

The solution to the antinomies is as trivial as they are profound; it consists merely in a tenderness for the things of this world. The stain of contradiction ought not to be in the essence of what is in the world; it must belong only to thinking reason.

Gist of Idea

Tenderness for the world solves the antinomies; contradiction is in our reason, not in the essence of the world


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

Book Reference

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

A Reaction

A rather Wittgensteinian remark. I love his 'tenderness for the things of this world'! I'm not clear why our thinking should be considered to be inescapably riddled with basic contradictions, as Hegel seems to imply. Just make more effort.