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Single Idea 19588

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / c. Philosophy as generalisation]

Full Idea

He attains the maximum of a philosopher who combines all philosophies into a single philosophy

Gist of Idea

The highest aim of philosophy is to combine all philosophies into a unity


Novalis (Logological Fragments II [1798], 31)

Book Reference

Novalis: 'Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Stoljar,M.M. [SUNY 1997], p.77

A Reaction

I have found the epigraph for my big book! Recently a few narrowly analytical philosophers have attempted big books about everything (Sider, Heil, Chalmers), and they get a huge round of applause from me.