Single Idea 15612

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 2. Possibility of Metaphysics]

Full Idea

The older metaphysics has the nave presupposition that thinking grasps what things are in-themselves, that things only are what they genuinely are when they are captured in thought.

Gist of Idea

Older metaphysics naively assumed that thought grasped things in themselves


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 28 Add)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'The Hegel Reader', ed/tr. Houlgate,Stephen [Blackwell 1998], p.144

A Reaction

His 'older' metaphysics is prior to Kant's critique. The less nave version is more aware of antinomies and dialectical conflicts within thought.