more from Georg W.F.Hegel

Single Idea 21977

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / d. Non-being]

Full Idea

Nothing can be thought of, imagined, spoken of, and therefore it is.

Gist of Idea

Nothing exists, as thinkable and expressible


Georg W.F.Hegel (Science of Logic [1816], I.i.i.C.1 Rem 3 p.101), quoted by A.W. Moore - The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics 07.4

Book Reference

Moore,A.W.: 'The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics' [CUP 2013], p.172

A Reaction

This sounds like Meinong on circular squares. Does this mean that the negation of every truth also somehow exists? I struggle with this idea. Lewis Carroll nailed it.