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« Hegel's idea, according to which the negation of what has been negated must ipso facto prevail, is probably in itself good old superstition: belief in divine reason—that is, affirmation of the positive. Why should something “prevail” and not simply be forgotten? This presupposes truth, in which is just what cannot be presupposed in philosophy: it is positive theology». (Max Horkheimer [1957], Notizen [Notes] 1950-1969, Frankfurt am Main, 1974, p. 66.)