“Pure being has in it no object for thought to grasp. It is entirely empty. In fact, it is nothing.
“From this breathtaking beginning the dialectic of the LOGIC moves forward. The first thesis, BEING, has turned into its antithesis, NOTHING. Being and nothing are both opposites and the same; their truth, therefore, is this movement into and apart from each other – in other words, it is BECOMING.”
— Peter Singer, HEGEL: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION (1987)