a1 University of Aberdeen
There are two main claims that Bradley makes concerning negative judgment in the Principles of Logic:
(i) Negative judgment ‘stands at a different level of reflection’ from affirmative judgment.
(ii) Negative judgment ‘presupposes a positive ground’.
I will consider what Bradley means by these claims, and draw comparisons with Wittgenstein's views on negation as they developed between the Tractatus and the Philosophical Remarks.