Single Idea 21770

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / c. Parts of consciousness]

Full Idea

Consciousness is, on the one hand, consciousness of the object, and on the other, consciousness of itself.

Gist of Idea

Consciousness is both of objects, and of itself


Georg W.F.Hegel (Phenomenology of Spirit [1807], p.052), quoted by Stephen Houlgate - An Introduction to Hegel 03 'The Method'

Book Reference

Houlgate,Stephen: 'An Introduction to Hegel' [Blackwell 2005], p.52

A Reaction

Hume challenges whether there is any knowledge of consciousness purely in itself. Schopenhauer flatly disagreed (Idea 4166) - but then he would, wouldn't he?

Related Idea

Idea 4166 A consciousness without an object is no consciousness [Schopenhauer]