One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Sunday, October 2, 2011

"To the Finland Station": Hippolyte Taine (1828 - 1893)

Taine, a French critic and historian, also gets the space of one chapter.

Taine quotes from Finland:
. . . to make of history a science by giving it like the organic world an anatomy and a physiology.
Man, says Spinoza, is in nature, not as an empire in an empire, but as a part in a whole, and the movements of the spiritual automaton which is our being are governed by laws to the same extent as those of the material world in which it is contained.

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