more from Ludwig Feuerbach

Single Idea 19446

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 11. Ontological Commitment / e. Ontological commitment problems]

Full Idea

To sensuous consciousness it is precisely language that is unreal, nothing.

Gist of Idea

To our consciousness it is language which looks unreal


Ludwig Feuerbach (Towards a Critique of Hegel's Philosophy [1839], p.77)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings', ed/tr. Hanfi,Zawar [Anchor 1972], p.77

A Reaction

Offered as a corrective to the view that our ontological commitments entirely concern what we are willing to say.