Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Reason rules the world

“Reason rules the world” and he says that history has been rational in its course. How can this be? What exactly does Hegel mean when he says this, because yes the idea of reason may have always been present but have the rulers of the world been rational in their decision making? Or doesn’t that matter? And then states two ways in which this is possible through 1) laws of the solar system and 2) ruled by providence. And as he points out that knowing divine providence is saying one knows God. If we can know God how does he recommend we achieve this? Through reason, because even he points out that reason is just as indefinite as providence and we cannot even place a definition upon this. I can see what he saying in regards to how reason rules the world but then he says that this is indefinite. What does he mean?

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