Single Idea 21984

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy]

Full Idea

The battle of reason is the struggle to break up the rigidity to which the understanding has reduced everything.

Gist of Idea

We must break up the rigidity that our understanding has imposed


Georg W.F.Hegel (Logic (Encyclopedia I) [1817], I 80Z p.115), quoted by A.W. Moore - The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics 07.7

Book Reference

Moore,A.W.: 'The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics' [CUP 2013], p.185

A Reaction

This sounds like a combination of Nietzsche and later Wittgenstein, and may be one of the ideas that launches 'continental' philosophy. Recent French thinkers talk continually of 'liberation'.