Single Idea 15634

[catalogued under 7. Existence / E. Categories / 1. Categories]

Full Idea

As an activity of the particular, thinking has the categories as its only product and content.

Gist of Idea

Thought about particulars is done entirely through categories


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 62)

Book Reference

Hegel,Georg W.F.: 'The Hegel Reader', ed/tr. Houlgate,Stephen [Blackwell 1998], p.163

A Reaction

There seems to be an interesting implication in this remark (taken in isolation!) that one can somehow transcend the categories when one begins to think about the universal. Are the universal and the categories not connected?