Single Idea 21768

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 6. Metaphysics as Conceptual]

Full Idea

Logic coincides with metaphysics, with the science of things grasped in thoughts.

Gist of Idea

Logic is metaphysics, the science of things grasped in thoughts


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], 24), quoted by Stephen Houlgate - An Introduction to Hegel 02 'Logic'

Book Reference

Houlgate,Stephen: 'An Introduction to Hegel' [Blackwell 2005], p.44

A Reaction

Not a very clear definition, given that thinking about a table appears to be a 'thing grasped in thought'. Presumably it refers to things which can only be grasped in thought, which seems to make it entirely a priori.