:: Hegel & the Invisible City ::
Just a quick note on Hegel, who was being quoted by
One of the characters in Invisible City:
Was vernünftig ist, das ist Wirklich; und was wirklich ist, das ist vernünftig.
What is reasonable is real; that which is real is reasonable.
If reflection, feeling, or whatever form subjective consciousness may take,
looks upon the present as something vacuous and looks beyond it with the eyes of superior wisdom,
it finds itself in a vacuum, and because it is actual only in the present,
it is itself mere vacuity.
If on the other hand the Idea passes for 'only an Idea',
for something represented in an opinion,
philosophy rejects such a view and shows that
nothing is actual except the Idea.
Food for thought.