Doctrine of Internal Relations

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Objective Idealism.

“Associated with Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) and his followers, notably in England Francis Herbert Bradley (1846-1924). See also Coherence Theory of Truth. This is a form of idealism whereby, reality, though mental or spiritual, does not depend on the human mind in particular but comprises a single spiritual entity: the Absolute¬†(hence the name, absolute […]

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Doctrine of Internal Relations.

“Doctrine that all relations are internal to their bearers, in the sense that they are essential to them and the bearers would not be what they are without them. Some relations are clearly internal in this sense (four would not be four unless it were related to two by being its square), and some relations […]

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