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Single Idea 8934

[catalogued under 11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism]

Full Idea

Being is Thought.

Gist of Idea

Being is Thought


Georg W.F.Hegel (Phenomenology of Spirit [1807], Pref 54)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'Phenomenology of Spirit', ed/tr. Miller,A.V. /Findlay,J.N. [OUP 1977], p.33

A Reaction

You won't find a more succinct slogan for idealism than that. Speaking as what Tim Williamson (referring to himself) calls a 'rottweiler realist', I can't quite get the hang of Hegel's claim. What does he think thought is, if it isn't about the world?