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Single Idea 15617

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 7. Compatibilism]

Full Idea

Considered as abstractly confronting one another, freedom and necessity pertain to finitude only and are valid only on its soil. A freedom with no necessity in it, and a mere necessity without freedom, are determinations that are abstract and thus untrue.

Gist of Idea

In abstraction, beyond finitude, freedom and necessity must exist together

Source

Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (from Encyclopaedia) [1817], 35 Add)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'The Hegel Reader', ed/tr. Houlgate,Stephen [Blackwell 1998], p.149


A Reaction

This is, presumably, the Hegelian dialectical nature of things, that contradictories are bound together. We must struggle hard to undestand a freedom bound by necessity, and a necessity which contains freedom. (Good luck).