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Single Idea 6925

[catalogued under 18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 1. Abstract Thought]

Full Idea

The new philosophy is the philosophy that thinks of the concrete not in an abstract, but in a concrete manner.

Clarification

'Concrete' means really existing, probably physically

Gist of Idea

The new philosophy thinks of the concrete in a concrete (not a abstract) manner

Source

Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], 31)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,Manfred [Hackett 1986], p.49


A Reaction

This leads to placing a high value on art, and on virtuous action through particulars rather than principles, and on empirical science. The only problem is that what he proposes is impossible. To think 'about' is to abstract from the particulars.