Quotation by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

In every dualistic system, and especially in that of Kant, the fundamental defect makes itself visible in the inconsistency of unifying at one moment what a moment before had been explained to be independent and therefore incapable of unification. And then, at the very moment after unification has been alleged to be the truth, we suddenly come upon the doctrine that the two elements which, in their true state of unification, had been refused all independent subsistence, are only true and actual in their state of separation. Philosophizing of this kind wants the little penetration needed to discover, that this shuffling only evidences how unsatisfactory each one of the two terms is. And it fails simply because it is incapable of bringing two thoughts together.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. Logic, part 1: the Encyclopedia, ch. 4, "Second Attitude of Thought to Objectivity," section 60, p. 91, Oxford University Press (1975).
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