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The three dreams of Rene Descartes — Splatter

When the young soldier, Rene Descartes, wakes up, he is very troubled by these three dreams, and thinks that they have been sent to him from Heaven. He starts to try to find out what they mean.

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A HISTORIAN AS A PROPHET IN REVERSE

philosophy hastens so fast into the past that, as a poet says of and antiquarian, only his coattails remain the present – Kierkegaard Either/Or V2 p. 171 Hong

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Karl Daub, 1765-1836, professor of theology at Heidelberg

university:

“The act of looking backward is, just like that of looking into the future, an act of divination; and if the prophet is well called an historian of the future, the historian is just as well called, or even better so, a prophet of the past, of the historical”.

Karl Daub (March 20, 1765November 22,

1836), was a GermanProtestanttheologian, much admired by

Kierkegaard.

He was born at Kassel. He studied philosophy, philology and theology at Marburg in 1786, and eventually (1795) became professor ordinarius of theology at the University of Heidelberg, where he remained until his death.

Daub was one of the leaders of a school which sought to reconcile theology and philosophy, and to bring about a speculative reconstruction of orthodox dogma. In the course of…

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