Saturday, July 29, 2006


"Reality is material as well as spiritual. The natural world is comprehended by categories which allow the human mind to construct a model of matter and its mechanism. But for comprehending the historical world of human culture, other categories are required which allow to understand the stuggle which is going on in man's mind. Man, formed by his environment under the spell of the past, is looking towards the future, trying to be creative, "forming", and free. This contradiction of past and future, or the stuggle between environment and individual, takes place in man's mind and heart. It takes place here and now. This "Now" is the "one single present" in which past and future oppose and meet each other."

~ Robert Schinzinger [Trans. of Nishida, ibid.@2:40pm]


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