Single Idea 22080

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / A. Relations / 2. Internal Relations]

Full Idea

In the categories, something through its own nature relates itself to the other.

Gist of Idea

The nature of each category relates itself to another


Georg W.F.Hegel (Science of Logic [1816], p.125), quoted by Stephen Houlgate - Hegel p.99

Book Reference

'A Companion to Continental Philosophy', ed/tr. Critchley,S/Schroeder,W [Blackwell 1999], p.99

A Reaction

This is the doctrine of internal relations rejected by Moore and Russell, and also the key idea in Hegel's logic - that ideas give rise to other ideas, without contribution by the thinker.