Single Idea 19072

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 7. Falsehood]

Full Idea

When truth is viewed in the deeper sense, to be untrue means much the same as to be bad. A bad man is an untrue man, and man who does not behave as his notion or his vocation requires.

Gist of Idea

In the deeper sense of truth, to be untrue resembles being bad; badness is untrue to a thing's nature


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 213)

Book Reference

Hutcheson,Francis: 'Hutcheson's Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Downie,R.S. [Everyman 1994], p.276

A Reaction

See Idea 19071 for the 'deeper sense'. This seems to confirm that Hegel's deeper concept of truth resembles authenticity. I guess it will be something fulfilling the essence of the thing. Doctors must be proper doctors. Gold must be true gold?

Related Ideas

Idea 19070 Superficial truth is knowing how something is, which is consciousness of bare correctness [Hegel]

Idea 19071 The deeper sense of truth is a thing matching the idea of what it ought to be [Hegel]