In the spirit of weak TI, and following Aristotle’s law of non-contradiction, Kant believed that the inevitable appearance of contradictions when one attempts to reason about the ultimate unities of the individual soul, the cosmos as a whole, and God means that one cannot reason about these things. For Hegel, however, it reveals something about their “natures” as metaphysical entities of strong TI and as instantiating, in different ways, the idea of the One. It reveals that contradiction belongs to its very “natures”. And again, he follows a Neoplatonist precedent, that of Nicholas of Cusa: within “the One” we have to think of opposites as coinciding (OLI: bk 1, ch. 4).