But how can the infinitely active ego posit a limit to its own activity?
The primitive condition of all intelligence is that the ego shall posit, affirm or be aware of itself.
That which we are compelled to "posit," which cannot be sublated, is that which is, and in the recognition of this lies the simple conception of being.
And these sensations are the sole material of our knowledge; but they are not given to us as a chaos but in definite groups and series, whence we come to know the relations of those reals, which, though themselves unknown, our sensations compel us to posit absolutely.
An object or notion with qualities contradictory of the organized; but the mere sublation of the organized does not posit it, or suppose that it is known beforehand, or that anything exists corresponding to it.