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Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Fichte turned Spinoza on his head

It was after reading Kant that Fichte turned Spinoza on his head. He saw in Kant’s work the rebuttal of Spinozist determinism and the way to freedom. Fichte exclaimed with enthusiasm:

I have been living in a new world ever since reading the Critique of Pure Reason. Propositions which I thought could never be overturned have been overturned for me. Things have been proven to me which I thought could never be proven, for example, the concept of absolute freedom, the concept of duty, etc. and I feel all the happier for it. It is unbelievable how much respect for mankind and how much strength this system gives us. (Letter dated August- September 1790 by Fichte to his friend Weisshuhn.)

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From the archive: Summoning and synthesis

Evola and right thinking Evola and right thinking
Freedom is a kind of transcendence. The higher self should transcend the lower self and the state should encourage this impulse. This is the transcendence that results from a rising up out of the vegetative ‘One life’.
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Just a thought: The success of Louis XI in making the ideas of Dante, Nicholas of Cusa and Plethon a reality can be measured by the fact that, when he was crowned, France had fourteen feudal duchies and ninety four major cities, which he unified on the basis of common development opportunities as a modern nation state. John Dunn (Renaissance: Counter-Renaissance)

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc 5 The Oxford to Cambridge Arc 5
Further additions to the project, starting with the Bedford to Cambridge leg of Ogilby's 1675 Oxford to Cambridge route.
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England idyll on Dr John Dunn. Motorcycle England
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In search of the historical, quirky and unusual features of the English countryside as seen from the saddle.

Join me as I follow maps, park up and take a look around. CLICK HERE

“Seeking out historical places of interest has given me wonderful motorcycling opportunities over the years… roads and little lanes, through a variety of landscapes that bear the scars, marks and imprints of those that have trodden, worked and fought on the land before us.”

“Any excursion, whether it be by motorcycle, car, bicycle or on foot, is always better for having an object, or goal in mind. I could take no pleasure in riding around just for the sake of it. There has to be a mission.”

“I ride my motorcycle to seek out things ancient, quirky and monumental, taking in the views, and ‘reading’ the landscape,its geology and history, as I do so.”

Original commentary to all videos researched, written and read by John Dunn.

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