Wednesday, June 28, 2017

quote of the day

"Objectivity of thought, in Kant's sense, is again in a certain sense only subjective.  Thoughts, according to Kant, although universal and necessary categories, are only our thoughts - separated by an impassable gulf from the thing, as it exists apart from our knowledge. But, the true objectivity of thinking means that thought, far from being merely ours [emphasis mine, After Nature], must at the same time be the real essence of things." 

- G.W.F. Hegel, The Encyclopedia Logic