more from Novalis

Single Idea 19581

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 2. Aporiai]

Full Idea

A problem is a solid, synthetic mass which is broken up by means of the penetrating power of the mind.

Gist of Idea

A problem is a solid mass, which the mind must break up


Novalis (Logological Fragments I [1798], 04)

Book Reference

Novalis: 'Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Stoljar,M.M. [SUNY 1997], p.48