Single Idea 15624

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 6. Hopes for Philosophy]

Full Idea

Thinking that is free is without presuppositions.

Gist of Idea

Free thinking has no presuppositions


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 41 Add1)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'The Hegel Reader', ed/tr. Houlgate,Stephen [Blackwell 1998], p.153

A Reaction

Fat chance, I would have thought. Hegel's project was indeed to try to get right to the bottom of the presuppositions. My picture is always of holding one thing presupposed while you examine another, and then switching to other presuppositions.