Single Idea 15630

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

Full Idea

The main point that has to be made is that antinomy is found not only in Kant's four particular objects taken from cosmology, but rather in all objects of all kinds, in all representations, concepts and ideas.

Gist of Idea

Antinomies are not just in four objects, but in all objects, all representations, all objects and all ideas


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.160

A Reaction

I suppose Heraclitus and Empedocles, with their oppositional accounts of reality, are the ancestors of this worldview. I just don't feel that sudden flood of insight from this idea of Hegel that comes from some of the other great philsophical theories.

Related Ideas

Idea 416 Beautiful harmony comes from things that are in opposition to one another [Heraclitus]

Idea 552 Empedocles said good and evil were the basic principles [Empedocles, by Aristotle]