Ideas from 'Logological Fragments I' by Novalis [1798], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Philosophical Writings' by Novalis (ed/tr Stoljar,M.M.) [SUNY 1997,0-7914-3272-6]].

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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 1. History of Philosophy
The history of philosophy is just experiments in how to do philosophy
1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy
Philosophy only begins when it studies itself
5. Theory of Logic / L. Paradox / 2. Aporiai
A problem is a solid mass, which the mind must break up
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Numbers / p. Counting
Whoever first counted to two must have seen the possibility of infinite counting
19. Language / A. Language / 7. Private Language
Every person has his own language
22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 1. Morality
Morality and philosophy are mutually dependent
25. Society / E. State Functions / 5. Education / c. Teaching
If the pupil really yearns for the truth, they only need a hint