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Friday, March 24, 2017

The thinking, which is a result of the past, can´t understand the present


The absence, and the following conflicts, worries and problems, arises because we use the present as a passage to the future, instrumentally. 

Read for instance about the problem of time in Marcel Proust´s In Search of Lost Time, or in Thomas Mann´s Magic Mountain.

The Ego is a result of the past; without past there is no self-producing thought-activity. 

Without the historical background, without this limitation, there is no such thinking. 

But the thinking, which is a result of the past, can, as Kierkegaard said, not understand the present, since it only uses the present as a passage to the future.

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