The Metamorphosis of the Idea: Goethe & Science

«To accept the mantle of our own spiritual evolution is to intensify our empiricism until it becomes theory, to intensify our theory until it becomes theoria, our theoria until it becomes theosis. Then phenomenology will also be theophany…for..AS A MAN IS,SO HE SEES.

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With the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Nietzsche announced the death of God. In the great panorama of history, Nietzsche’s admonition in the end of the nineteenth century appears as the counterimage of John the Baptist’s storied enunciation of God’s first advent in the flesh, which the former had issued nearly two thousand years prior to Nietzsche’s time. With the apocalyptic prophecy, Nietzsche both signalled the end of the epoch that his counterpart had fortold, and sounded the keynote for the one to come. In a characteristically sui generis demonstration of prescience, provocation, and discernment, Nietzsche diagnosed the postmodern descent into relativity, confusion, and finally into meaninglessness:

What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving? Away from all suns? Are we not plunging continually? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there still any up…

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