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Negation, philosophy, logic: negation of a sentence. In logic, this is done by prefixing the negation symbol. Colloquially expressed by the word "not", which can be at different positions in the sentence. If the negation refers only to one sentence part, this must be made clear by the position, e.g. a predicate can be denied without negating the whole sentence. In logic, therefore, inner and outer negation is distinguished by the use of different symbols.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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G.W.F. Hegel on Negation - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 327
Certain Negation/Hegel/Höffe: Hegel masters the ability to think against himself, to observe himself while doing so and to record the observed data. Thinking can be constantly trained and in the end, so the claim, find its no longer increasable perfection in the absolute.
The methodical core of this procedure lies in the certain negation:
In that a statement, the thesis, on closer inspection proves to be false in a well-defined respect, so the counterstatement, the antithesis, in the certainty of the false, something new emerges, which proves to be better and truer. But, since the foregoing does not appear to be wrong per se, but only in a certain sense, the new, the synthesis, retains the limited truth of the old.
Suspension: The suspension, of which Hegel then speaks, therefore has three meanings; it means a preserving, an eliminating, and a lifting.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
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