Negation is Mediation:

Negation is Mediation: It is the essential moment of the understanding through which reason finds itself in the world and takes it as its own. Through its understanding qua understanding, the true of being can only know itself by negating all other possibilities; by leaning into its inner world and substituting what is before it by what is not. It is this sense of certainty, and possibility of possibilities, that reason reflects from a core of negativity and an understanding takes place for consciousness. An understanding that enters the universal and reveals the opposite of itself by appearing.

The Incidental Corridor No.385

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