Single Idea 15620

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / D. Empiricism / 1. Empiricism]

Full Idea

We must recognise the important principle of freedom that lies in Empiricism; namely, that what ought to count in our human knowing, we ought to see for ourselves, and to know ourselves as present in it.

Gist of Idea

Empiricism contains the important idea that we should see knowledge for ourselves, and be part of it


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 38 Rem)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'The Hegel Reader', ed/tr. Houlgate,Stephen [Blackwell 1998], p.151

A Reaction

Like Idea 15619, this is an interesting and perceptive remark, from a philosopher who seems a long way from empiricism. I presume he will be thinking mainly of Hume, via Kant. Personally I prefer Locke.

Related Idea

Idea 15619 Empiricism made particular knowledge possible, and blocked wild claims [Hegel]