Monthly Archives: February 2015

Philosophy of History, Millenarianism and Revolution

Once certain structures of reality become differentiated and are raised to articulate consciousness, they develop a life of their own in history. One of the important insights gained by philosophers, as well as by the prophets of Israel and by … Continue reading

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Philosophy of History and the Axial/Ecumenic Age

Philosophy of history as a topic does not go further back than the eighteenth century. From its beginning in the eighteenth century, it became associated with the constructions of an imaginary history made for the purpose of interpreting the constructor … Continue reading

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Hegel’s dogmatic philosophy of History

The only Thought which Philosophy brings with it to the contemplation of History, is the simple conception of Reason; that Reason is the Sovereign of the World; that the history of the world, therefore, presents us with a rational process. … Continue reading

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Kant’s hypothetical philosophy of history

All natural capacities of a creature are destined to evolve completely to their natural end. In man (as the only rational creature on earth) those natural capacities which are directed to the use of his reason are to be fully … Continue reading

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Is there a meaning to history? Augustine’s theological response

St. Augustine was the first Christian to offer a comprehensive Philosophy of History (…) One of his greatest accomplishments was the sanctification of Plato’s understanding of the two realms: the perfect Celestial Kingdom and the corrupt copy. (…) For Plato, … Continue reading

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The Ancient and Modern Conceptions of Revolution

In the first place we must assume as our starting-point that in the many forms of government which have sprung up there has always been an acknowledgment of justice and proportionate equality, although mankind fail attaining them, as I have … Continue reading

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