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A Continuing Strife towards Cosmogony: History

From the book Wherefrom Does History Emerge?

  • Tilo Schabert


A fictional panel of experts is set up for receiving responses to the question posed by this book. They expressed their views at different times and different places. And, yet, they appear to be much in agreement with each other. In the human soul reason wages war against passions, one passion with another passion, and from these conflicts of human beings with themselves history emerges. Humans have a cosmogonic vocation. Empirically, history resembles a “hell of ills,” as Kant observed. However, with and against this hell humans create their world, this world that takes place through the history of its creation. And to whom a politics of judiciousness is the most adequate response.

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