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Single Idea 6921

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / g. Particular being]

Full Idea

Particularity and individuality belong to being, whereas generality belongs to thought.

Gist of Idea

Particularity belongs to being, whereas generality belongs to thought


Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], 29)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,M [Hackett 1986], p.44

A Reaction

This agrees with Russell's view that every sentence (and proposition) must contain a universal (i.e a generality). The very notion of thinking 'about' a horse seems to require a move to the universal concept of a horse.