The consideration of the Notion shows it to be the unity of being and essence. Essence is the first negation of being, which has thereby become illusory being; the Notion is the second negation or the negation of this negation, and is therefore being once more, but being that has been restored as the infinite mediation and negativity of being within itself. The truth of substantiality proved to be the substantial identity which is no less a positedness and only as such is substantial identity. The moments of the movement of the relationship of substantiality through which the Notion has come to be and the reality thereby exhibited are still only in transition into the Notion; the reality does not yet possess the determination of being the Notion's own, self-evolved determination. In the consummation in which it has the form of freedom even in its objectivity, the adequate Notion is the Idea.