History, Evolution, and The Darwin Debate

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A long lost subject resurfaces

December 27th, 2014 · No Comments


One of the reasons I have been critical of dialectical materialism is the way it represents a contraction from an earlier universe of discourse, one that included the whole of German Classical Philosophy. To replace all that with positivism and the hard materialism of the nineteenth century was a regression, not an advance. And one of the most disliked of the earlier perspectives was transcendental idealism which even Hegel didn’t like. But as so often something we left behind resurfaces later as a crucial key. Transcendental idealism in its two versions, Kant and Schopenhauer, despite its flaws resolves a whole slew of problems with science, psychology, and even my model of world history. In fact, I suspect that some variant here is the path to a real theory of evolution.

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