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Page 19 - The History of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of Freedom ; a progress whose development according to the necessity of its nature, it is our business to investigate.
Page 38 - State, which is that form of reality in which the individual has and enjoys his freedom; but on the condition of his recognizing, believing in, and willing that which is common to the Whole.
Page 21 - But even regarding History as the slaughter-bench at which the happiness of peoples, the wisdom of States, and the virtue of individuals have been victimised — the question involuntarily arises — to what principle, to what final aim these enormous sacrifices have been offered.
Page 19 - The destiny of the spiritual world, and — since this is the substantial world, while the physical remains subordinate to it, or, in the language of speculation, has no truth as against the spiritual — the final cause of the world at large we allege to be the consciousness of its own freedom on the part of Spirit, and, ipso facto, the reality of that freedom.
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The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and ...
James Morris Blaut
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