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    Default A will which resolves on nothing is not an actual will

    "A will which resolves on nothing is not an actual will; the characterless man can never resolve on anything. The reason for such indecision may also lie in an over-refined sensibility which knows that, in determining something, it enters the realm of finitude, imposing a limit on itself and relinquishing infinity; yet it does not wish to renounce the totality to which it intends. Such a disposition is dead, even if its aspiration is to be beautiful. Only by making resolutions can the human being enter actuality, however painful the process may be; for inertia would rather not emerge from that inward brooding in which it reserves a universal possibility for itself. But possibility is not yet actuality."--Hegel, Elements of the Philosophy of Right

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    In contrast to those who want eternity and an infinite God. Hegel is saying only in the finite is our reality found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    "A will which resolves on nothing is not an actual will; the characterless man can never resolve on anything. The reason for such indecision may also lie in an over-refined sensibility which knows that, in determining something, it enters the realm of finitude, imposing a limit on itself and relinquishing infinity; yet it does not wish to renounce the totality to which it intends. Such a disposition is dead, even if its aspiration is to be beautiful. Only by making resolutions can the human being enter actuality, however painful the process may be; for inertia would rather not emerge from that inward brooding in which it reserves a universal possibility for itself. But possibility is not yet actuality."--Hegel, Elements of the Philosophy of Right

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    In contrast to those who want eternity and an infinite God. Hegel is saying only in the finite is our reality found.
    Okay.

    Ya gotta wonder if his blind guess about the REALITY is correct or not.


    Right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    Okay.

    Ya gotta wonder if his blind guess about the REALITY is correct or not.


    Right?
    Blind guess about what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Blind guess about what?
    You said, "In contrast to those who want eternity and an infinite God. Hegel is saying only in the finite is our reality found."

    I accept that.

    I am wondering if he is right about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    You said, "In contrast to those who want eternity and an infinite God. Hegel is saying only in the finite is our reality found."

    I accept that.

    I am wondering if he is right about it.
    Aligns with my experience. It is empirical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Aligns with my experience. It is empirical.
    Okay.

    My experience tells me that the jury is still out.

    I still wonder if he is correct. You apparently think that he is...and consider it a closed case.

    I disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    Okay.

    My experience tells me that the jury is still out.

    I still wonder if he is correct. You apparently think that he is...and consider it a closed case.

    I disagree.
    I did not say it is a closed case. But you offered nothing to discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    I did not say it is a closed case. But you offered nothing to discuss.
    You said it was empirical. That is usually used with certainty. If I misread you, I apologize.

    We can discuss you interpretation of what Hegel said. You may be right...but perhaps not. I have not studied Hegel enough to know the thrust of his positions. But if he is suggesting that only in the finite is our REALITY found...I suggest in return that he is merely guessing that to be so.

    Viewed a great documentary discussing infinity on PBS yesterday. It was very interesting...and showed that IF the universe is infinite and eternal, there are so many things besides the finite to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Apisa View Post
    You said it was empirical. That is usually used with certainty. If I misread you, I apologize.

    We can discuss you interpretation of what Hegel said. You may be right...but perhaps not. I have not studied Hegel enough to know the thrust of his positions. But if he is suggesting that only in the finite is our REALITY found...I suggest in return that he is merely guessing that to be so.

    Viewed a great documentary discussing infinity on PBS yesterday. It was very interesting...and showed that IF the universe is infinite and eternal, there are so many things besides the finite to consider.
    Isn't Hegel talking about the human will, though? We are finite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Isn't Hegel talking about the human will, though? We are finite.
    We are, indeed, finite...which I think about at time, now that I am 86. BUT...we may live in the infinite...if the universe is infinite. AND there may be an eternity that the religious speak about so often. If there is...what is more important to our "reality"...the years we spend here on Earth...or the eternity we spend afterwards.

    For the record, I ALWAYS live for the finite...for today, actually. I am a very content individual...happy with my setting today. I seldom give much thought to tomorrow or the days after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Aligns with my experience. It is empirical.
    there is no way to conclude that until after you are dead...unless your theory is just that everything we experience in finite reality is finite....
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    unless your theory is just that everything we experience in finite reality is finite....
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Yes.
    okay......then its irrelevant to anything else........
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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    okay......then its irrelevant to anything else........
    Use English grammar.

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    my grammar is dead........so is gramps......
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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