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Single Idea 6933

[catalogued under 2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 1. Laws of Thought]

Full Idea

The laws of reality are also the laws of thought.

Gist of Idea

The laws of reality are also the laws of thought

Source

Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], 45)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,M [Hackett 1986], p.63


A Reaction

I like this a lot, though it runs contrary to a lot of conventionalist thinking in the twentieth century. Russell, though, agrees with Feuerbach (Idea 5405). There is not much point to thought if it doesn't plug into reality at the roots.

Related Idea

Idea 5405 The law of contradiction is not a 'law of thought', but a belief about things [Russell]