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22 février 1788 : naissance à Dantzig (ex-Gdansk) d’Arthur Schopenhauer, fils de Heinrich Floris, riche commerçant de la ville, et de Johanna Henriette Trosiner, célèbre romancière.
• 1799 : voyage de Weimar à Prague, avec haltes à Dresde, Leipzig, Berlin. • 1803 : découverte d’Amsterdam. A Londres, une exécution capitale l’affecte. A Paris, les opéras et le Louvre le
charment. A Toulon, la visite des galères et du bagne le bouleverse.
• 1805 : études commerciales. • 1806 : son père se suicide.
~ From the Protestant north of Germany. Exactly a month younger than the English Romantic poet, Lord Byron (1788-1824), who was born on January 22, 1788, Arthur Schopenhauer was born on February 22, 1788 in Danzig [Gdansk, Poland] — a city that had a long history in international trade as a member of the Hanseatic League.
~ Groomed for the family business. The Schopenhauer family was of Dutch heritage, and the philosopher's father, Heinrich Floris Schopenhauer (1747-1805), was a successful merchant who groomed his son to assume control of the family's business. A future in the international business trade was envisioned from the day Arthur was born, as reflected in how Schopenhauer's father carefully chose his son's first name on account of its identical spelling in German, French and English. In March 1793, when Schopenhauer was five years old, his family moved to Hamburg after the formerly free city of Danzig was annexed by Prussia. Schopenhauer toured through Europe several times with his family as a youngster and young teenager, and lived in France (1797-99) and briefly in England (1803), where he
after which Johanna and Adele moved to Weimar. subjects at which she excelled. and although for two years after his father's death (in Hamburg. however. a rich merchant twenty years her senior. Johanna Schopenhauer was born in Dantzig to a family of wealthy merchants of Dutch extraction. And that she did with success. and biographies. The reason why she chose that city as her new residence. Prior to the wedding she had known him for only a month. Her father. who was the daughter of a city senator. archaeologist. who lived in Hamburg in the period. but in vain: no transportation means were available. was that Weimar was in danger of war: French military troops commanded by Napoleon were heading to the city—and indeed. Goethe frequently visited Johanna's intellectual salon. was also a senator in the city. his mother. with an emphasis in languages and letters. in Weimar. however. During war time Johanna was very active at the local scene: German officials arrived in the city dined at her house and she volunteered to nurse wounded soldiers. published in 1810 and 1822 respectively. Unbeknownst to Johanna. he finally left his Hamburg business apprenticeship at age 19 to prepare for university studies. Christian Heinrich Trosiener. Already as a young girl she spoke English. Also. to stay in there. producing a voluminous assortment of essays. Johanna Henriette Troisiener Schopenhauer (1766-1838). Johanna did not have in there either friends or acquaintances. instead. she already felt more at home in there. and of the Dutch painter. At 18 years of age she married Heinrich Floris Schopenhauer. She had. French and Polish—the latter of which she learned even before her mother tongue. his experiences in France were among the happiest of his life. Jan van Eyck (c. In her youth Johanna was provided a good education. The woman did try to flee the city.. The arrangement was not one of great joy. Gabriele . Needless to say. it is said. ~ Acquaintance with Goethe in Weimar. possibly by suicide) Schopenhauer continued to respect the commercial aspirations his father had had for him. many of the less fortunate citizens took shelter in her house after French soldiers had invaded theirs. then the centre of German literary life. Luise Adelaide [Adele] Lavinia Schopenhauer (1797-1849). was her desire of meeting Goethe. The professional occupations of a merchant or banker. left their Hamburg home at Neuer Wandrahm 92 and moved to Weimar after Heinrich Floris's death. Carl Ludwig Fernow (1763-1808). travelogues. Richard Wood ).learned how to speak the languages of those countries. and close friend. . apparently of suicide. she quickly became very popular in Weimar. however.g. Die Tante . Until this time. than she ever did in Hamburg.1390-1441). April 20. ~ Death of his father (when he was seventeen). such as her accounts of the German art critic. Arthur and Adele Schopenhauer. combat broke out little after Johanna and Adele's arrival. and try and adapt herself to the situation. He was to become the future father of her two children. As he later reported. As she wrote her son. novels (e. were not sufficiently consistent with Schopenhauer's scholarly disposition. In Weimar. where Johanna established a friendship with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). 1805. and Johanna Schopenhauer became a well-known writer of the period. along with Schopenhauer's sister. In the meantime. Sidonia . In 1805 Heinrich Floris died.
The following are examples of such: Goethe. Guided by her Weimar friend Carl Ludwig Fernow. to live in Jena. Wieland. archaeology. which. But nothing could compensate for those financial setbacks. which she wrote with the intention to pay his heirs' debts with his editor. made her the most famous woman author in Germany. As the book met with critical success. etc. as said above. in 1837. two years after the commencement of his academic studies. for a little more than a decade. Arthur Schopenhauer. who introduced him to Plato and Kant. Tieck. Meanwhile. The Duke. Die Tante (1823) and Sidonia (1827). In there Johanna died the following year. and not to that of his mother. studied in Hamburg. For years to come literary celebrities would twice a week gather in her house. During a little more than a decade. zoology. astronomy. She was the first German woman writer to publish books without making use of a pseudonym. her autobiography. philosophy. In there Arthur soon shone as a student.Past the war. moved to Bonn. and then of her fiction work. due to a conflict with one of his teachers. and then. conceded her. some articles on paintings with an emphasis on those by Jan Van Eyck. first studying medicine. But. Almost without resources. she earned a good reputation as salonnière. psychology. ~ 1809 Schopenhauer moves to Gottingen. she published her first book: a biography of her friend Fernow. where he remained for two years. under the guise of health issues. history. who became his instructor. whose contents narrate her early life until Arthur's birth. It was not much after her arrival in Weimar that Johanna began to publish her writings. after the aforementioned financial difficulties. (aged 23) where his lecturers included Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814) and Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834). Already by 1809.. at the house of the young philologist Franz Passow. First came the publication of her travelogues. In 1809. Johanna felt stimulated to pursue a career as an authoress—a career on which her livelihood would depend. Schopenhauer next enrolled at the University of Berlin (1811-13). her literary production turned her into the most famous woman author in Germany. Johanna and Adele Schopenhauer. a small pension and invited her. His university studies in Göttingen and Berlin included courses in physics. he had to attend Commerce school due to a promise made to his father which he insisted in carrying out in spite of the latter's death. Johanna liberated her son to study what he would prefer in the gymnasium of Gottingen. the Schlegel brothers August and Friedrich. physiology. in acknowledgment to the once so fêted writer. who had died two years before. literature and poetry. Schopenhauer began studies at the University of Göttingen. he absorbed the views of the skeptical philosopher. from the late 1810s to the early 1830s. is that Johanna did not want to . The reason why Arthur moved to Passow's house. he had to continue his studies elsewhere—in Weimar no less. In 1810. In the middle 1830s their situation would become even worse as Johanna's fame decayed. The following are her best known novels: Gabriele (1819). being no longer able to maintain their lifestyle in Weimar. which were also acclaimed. he would enroll in Gottingen University. Johanna wrote to the Duke of Weimar a letter in which she narrated her current plight. and also Adele. In Göttingen. Gottlob Ernst Schulze (1761-1833). In Weimar Johanna Schopenhauer made a name as an authoress. She left incomplete the manuscript of a last work. In 1831 her writings received a second edition at Brockhaus' publishing house: the collected oevres filled no less than 24 volumes.
The arrangement. It was 1813 when she at last permitted him to live with her. she amused herself in social reunions and gave him none of her time. At age 25. the Schopenhauer ladies had lost the greater part of their fortune due a bank crisis. From 1814 onwards. along with F. the text remains actively shaped by an authorial presence (giving tone of voice and guaranteeing the referential or ironic quality of the text. where he lodged for the duration in an inn named Zum Ritter. Fichte. J. delievered to the care of an employee. W. The reason for this particular fight was Johanna's friendship with her lodger. the development of German philosophy at the time sees a remarkable flowering at the end of the eighteenth century around Koningsberg (where Kant taught but where such figures as . he moved in 1813 to Rudolstadt. in 1819 Arthur made a move to re-establish his family bonds. articulating arguments he would use to criticize as charlatans. mother and son no longer met. Schopenhauer submitted his dissertation to the nearby University of Jena and was awarded a doctorate in philosophy in absentia. Arthur was asked to leave the house. for instance). with the artistically inclined mother moving to Weimar and entering into contact with the circle around Goethe. Commentary on Biography Although it was fashionable for some time to abandon the study of authorial intention in the study of literary texts. to say nothing of his haughtiness and nagging ways. whilst their father suffered ill in bed. a small town located a short distance southwest of Jena. W. In that year. a somewhat younger man named Georg von Gerstenbergk. namely. J. F. G. and ready to write his doctoral dissertation. saying that. soon failed: a year later.live with him. Indeed. it formed the centerpiece of his later philosophy. Entitling his work The Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (1813). for. were not congenial to her own character (Arthur's side of the story is unknown since his mother destroyed all the letters he wrote her). Schelling (1775-1854) and G. In that same year. The letter was about their father's suicide. his former lecturer. after a heated argument between mother and son. the prevailing German Idealistic philosophers of the time. Hegel (1770-1831). she could not bear his presence: his pessimism and gloominess. Even the above. brief description of Schopenhauer's biography suggests that the suicide of his father must have had a traumatic effect on the young man (Schopenhauer was then around the age of 18). Still. for example). The suicide also led to a dramatic change in the family's life style. ~ Turns on the Weimar Classicists. as many of the extant letters she wrote him attest. Indeed. In it Arthur pointed to Johanna as being responsible for the tragedy. Thenceforth all communication between the two happened by means of correspondence—but even this changed after she read a letter Arthur sent to his sister. Only to the salon reunions she allowed his visit. Arthur showed himself willing to part with them his share of his inheritance—an offer Johanna did not accept. It is also possible – and all but inevitable – to seek beyond the authorial presence to find elements in the writer's biography that help explain the positions adopted in the text (its ideological or political outlook. however. it has been demonstrated that students who are deprived of these references read the text in quite different ways (elevating “minor” texts and relegating “major” texts in what is an anarchic process from the point of view of the established canon).
In her will. to some considerable extent. • 1833 : se retire à Francfort et vit en ermite avec son chien. where she had chosen to take up residence in order to be in the vicinity of Goethe – he quickly moved away from Weimar (and turned against the Weimar classicists). But Johanna and Arthur Schopenhauer would never again meet in person. and also some physical ailments—led him to again seek contact with his family. • 21 septembre 1860 : meurt à Francfort. Johanna Schopenhauer made Adele her sole heir. • 1819 : chargé de cours à l’université de Berlin. Only in 1831 their correspondence resumed. it continued in sporadic fashion until Johanna's death in 1838. mais Hegel lui fait de l’ombre. would pass financial difficulties after her death—something in which Johanna played no small role. Is it not the case that Schopenhauer's philosophical work bears the imprint of this trauma (and might be seen as an attempt to justify the death of his father as a rational choice in the face of the world's suffering)? It is certainly the case that the pessimism of Shopenhauer's philosophy might be seen as a reaction formation to this trauma (if the world is really such a direly. This aspect to the biography was further complicated by a certain vogue for suicide (and themes of trauma) that had arisen in connection with Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther and more geneerally with the Sturm und Drang movement (with Schopenhauer's conception of “will” overlapping. the father's suicide is understandable) just as the emphasis on compassion in the midst of this traumatic environment might be seen as an attempt to reason with the sense of self-pity that arises from the event by seeing the fate of others as being worse than the fate that the philosopher himself had had to confront. The change represented a clear move from a business environment to a more artistic environment at the same time as it saw Schopenhauer accede to independent means (as he inherited a part of his father's fortune). nightmarish place. having not only preserved but even doubled what his share of his father's wealth. Adele. Blaming his mother for his father's suicide (she was thought to have neglected her husband – twenty years her senior – in favour of her own literary career). That she probably did not do out of spite to her son: for. Schlermacher and Herder were also to be found) and then around Weimar (where Goethe had taken up residence and where Schelling and Herder were to join him). Apparently the philosopher's many difficulties—the ill-fate of his books. as Johanna foresaw. whilst Arthur lived in economical comfort. Influences Negative . • 1853 : connaît la gloire quand Wagner le découvre. Yet this change was also dominated by the suicide of his father (and by the inevitable speculation about the causes of the suicide and the suffering that must have motivated it). about how bad a mother she was. even after her death Schopenhauer would continue to express complaints about her. remaining distant from his mother for the rest of his life.Hamman. As a matter of fact. Schopenhauer and his mother did not see eye to eye and although he was drawn to the environment of Weimar. with themes associated with the “drang” aspect of Sturm und Drang. the failure of his brief career as a teacher at Berlin University.
Schopenhauer was keen to question the universal extension of the principle of sufficient reason. to undertake a thorough going criticism of optimism (and the view that this is the “best of all possible worlds”). however. Schopenhauer. Like these German Idealists. both of whom regarded the world as being more amenable to reason. The Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason. to incorporate elements from Liebniz (and the classical philosophy that he inherits in a line that can be traced back to Plotinus). Schopenhauer's PhD dissertation of 1813. and not otherwise. since our knowledge is limited by our specific and narrowly-circumscribed capacities for organizing our field of sensation. parallel to (although certainly not identical with) that of Voltaire in Candide. Fichte Schopenhauer's denial of meaning to the world differs radically from the views of Fichte. A century earlier. Schopenhauer also tries to explain how the world that we experience daily. His dissertation.Liebniz Perhaps the best way of seeing Shopenhauer is in terms of a dialectical relation to Liebniz (as this gives what might be described in terms of a “negative” influence. in his Arthur Schopenhauer was among the first to contend that at its core. Schelling and Hegel.W. G. is the . of opposing optimism. examined what many philosophers have recognized as an innate tendency to assume that in principle. Leibniz (1646-1716) famously defined the principle of this assumption — the principle of sufficient reason — in his Monadology (1714) as that which requires us to acknowledge that there is no fact or truth which lacks a sufficient reason why it should be so. Schopenhauer's project is Pessimism has the function. the universe is a thoroughly understandable place. The most obvious borrowing from this tradition is that of “sufficient reason”. anticipates on Darwin but is a pre-Darwinian thinker. In fact. In this respect. the universe is not a rational place (and Hume?). philosophy. he is far from rejecting this notion out of hand (as the example of the cat illustrates. Inspired by ~ Rationalist tradition. the transitory nature of the mortal cat that he observes playing in the yard is distinguished from the nature of the cat as such – the catness of the species – as this is constantly renewed). in other words. all of whom fostered a distinct hope that everything is moving towards a harmonious and just end. Plato and Kant. on the one hand and. The desire is. mainly owing to his advocacy of Kant's view that human rationality lacks the power to answer metaphysical questions. in effect. at once. critically examined the disposition to assume that what is real is what is rational. on the other hand.
despite his frequent rhetoric and personal attacks on Fichte. . He believed emphatically that the German Idealist outlooks of Fichte. and along with them. because he saw their philosophies as being specifically grounded upon versions of the ontological argument for God's existence. In understanding the origin of this particular philosophy – but ~ Anti-metaphysical. Hegel Positive The Western Philosophical Tradition Hume and Protestantism. Schopenhauer concurs that hypothesizing a thing-in-itself as the cause of our sensations amounts to a constitutive application and projection of the concept of causality beyond its legitimate scope. ~ Criticism of Kant's notion of causality. and human beings — as the increasingly complicated and detailed expressions of self-consciousness. Schopenhauer attempts to do the same by explaining the world as gradations of the Will's manifestation. Schelling and Hegel. Schopenhauer therefore denies that our sensations have an external cause in the sense that we can know there is some epistemologically inaccessible object — the thing-in-itself — that exists independently of our sensations and is the cause of them. for according to Kant himself.result of the activity of the central principle of things. the concept of causality only supplies knowledge when it is applied within the field of possible experience. With this set of regulations about what counts as a legitimate way to conduct explanations. As the German Idealists tried to account for the great chain of being — the rocks. His condemnation of German Idealism was advanced in light of what he considered to be sound philosophical reasons. animals. and not outside of it. all philosophies that ground themselves upon such arguments. and he regarded them — often bitingly — as fundamentally wrongheaded styles of thought. trees. Schopenhauer ruled out the often-cited and (especially during his time) philosophically often-relied-upon cosmological and ontological arguments for God's existence. Schelling and Hegel rested upon explanatory errors of this kind.
According to Schopenhauer's essay. was the distinction of the phenomenon from the thing-in-itself. who describes ideas in this despiritualized way in his A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) [Section 25]. • The intellect mediates between things and knowledge. just as his secondary qualities result from receptivity deriving from any of the five senses. • Locke's primary qualities result from the mind's activity. . It shows that those "truths" are based on necessary forms of thought that exist in the mind. the innermost nature of the world. Kant At the end of Book 4. The distinction of the phenomenon from the thing-in-itself." such as the principle of contradiction and the principle of sufficient reason. • 2. Kant's three main merits are as follows: • 1. according to Schopenhauer. • 3. Religious scholastic philosophy is completely overthrown by the demonstration of the impossibility of proofs for speculative theology and also for rational psychology. • Transcendental philosophy goes beyond dogmatic philosophy's "eternal truths. Schopenhauer's criticism of the Kantian philosophy asserted One of Kant's greatest contributions. • The ideal and the real are diverse from each other. The explanation of how the moral significance of human conduct is different from the laws that are concerned with phenomena. • The significance is directly related to the thing-in-itself. Schopenhauer appended a thorough discussion of the merits and faults of Kant's philosophy. or reasoned study of the soul. He wanted to show Kant's errors so that Kant's merits would be appreciated and his achievements furthered. • A priori knowledge is separate from a posteriori knowledge.An inspiration for Schopenhauer's view that ideas are like inert objects is George Berkeley (1685-1753).
Schopenhauer further comprehends these three (and for him. necessity. In The World as Will and Representation. namely. entitled. individual objects dispersed throughout space and time. of the contrast between empirical and intelligible characters is one of Kant's most profound ideas. on pages A534 to A550. Criticism of Kant Among his other criticisms of Kant (see the appendix to the first volume of The World as Will and Representation. Schopenhauer asserted that it is among the most admirable things ever said by a human. He uses the principle of sufficient reason and the principle of individuation as shorthand expressions for what Kant had .Schopenhauer also said that Kant's discussion. primary forms of thinking. • Kant's logical table of judgments is kept almost unchanged as the real. is sufficient to explain the basic format of all human experience. invariable. and that this category. but also with rationality. mainly. systematicity and determinism. the principle of sufficient reason. “Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy”).. • The empirical character of a phenomenon is completely determined. Schopenhauer often refers to the principle of sufficient reason as the principle of individuation. causally related to one another. Schopenhauer maintains that Kant's twelve categories of the human understanding — the various categories through which we logically organize our field of sensations into comprehensible individual objects — are reducible to the single category of causality. whose fourfold root he had examined in his doctoral dissertation. • The intelligible character of a phenomenon is free. viz. thereby linking the idea of individuation with space and time. interdependent) principles as expressions of a single principle. along with the forms of space and time. It is the thing-in-itself which is experienced as a phenomenon.
. Spinoza A primary inspiration for Schopenhauer's double-aspect view of the universe is Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677). intuitively known by conscience. A subsequent. time and the twelve categories of the understanding (viz. On Vision and Colors (1816). but . and necessity). which was completed in March of 1818 and published in December of that same year (with the date. but often highlighted inspiration is from the classical Upanishadic writings of India (c. Krause endeavoured to reconcile the ideas of a God known by faith or conscience and the world as known to sense. God. Schopenhauer became acquainted with the philosopher and freemason. limitation. developing ideas from The Fourfold Root into his most famous book. is not a personality (which implies limitations). he also wrote during this time. actuality [Dasein]. unity. In Dresden. having objective and subjective dimensions that are referred to respectively as Brahman and Atman. Panentheism Hinduism is highly characterized by Panentheism and Pantheism. plurality. 900-600 BCE) which also express the view that the universe is double-aspected. Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781-1832). Marginal to the Main Tradition One of the effects of the interest in the origin of language within the German tradition is the tracing back of the origin of language to an Indo-European root. reality. totality. possibility. substance. The World as Will and Representation. One of the so-called philosophers of identity. who developed a similarly-structured metaphysics. whose panentheistic views appear to have been influential. From 1814-1818. 1819).more complexly referred to as space. Schopenhauer lived in Dresden. reciprocity. causality. and who Schopenhauer had studied in his early years before writing his dissertation. negation. In sympathy with Goethe's theory of color.
. is the view that what we can comprehend and imagine to be the universe. some versions positing the universe as nothing more than the manifest part of God. and is neither identical with. Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron (1731-1805) — a scholar who also introduced translations of Zoroastrian texts into Europe in 1771. Many interpreters see Schopenhauer's account of the Will as closely resembling classic examples of Monism.. a Persian version of the Upanishads (the Oupnekhat) was rendered into Latin by the French Orientalist. Schopenhauer was exposed to Upanishadic thought in 1813 by the orientalist Friedrich Majer (1771-1818).. in which the Logos pervades the cosmos and whereby all thoughts and things originate. In panentheism. This means that the Universe in the first formulation is practically the Whole itself. As we will see below. This concept of God is closely associated with the Logos as stated in the 5th century BC works of Heraclitus (ca. Schopenhauer sometimes characterized the thing-in-itself in a way reminiscent of panentheism. in pantheism. all-in-God). he was also an enthusiast of South Asian thought." in the second the universe and God are not ontologically equivalent. the cosmos exists within God. and these enhanced Schopenhauer's studies of the first European-language translation of the Upanishads: in 1804.an all-inclusive essence (Wesen).. Schopenhauer's 1815-1817 neighbor. After completing his dissertation. but the eternal animating force behind the universe. e. Plotinus taught that there was an ineffable transcendent "God" (The One) of which subsequent realities were emanations. Panentheism (i. Krause was not only a metaphysical panentheist (see biographic segment above). This appreciation for Upanishadic thought was augmented in Dresden during the writing of The World as Will and Representation by Karl Friedrich Christian Krause. as opposed to pantheism (i. "The whole is in God. His interest in Eastern philosophy brought new ideas to the West.e. His theory of the world and of humanity is universal and idealistic Briefly put.. This system he called panentheism. who in turn "pervades" or is "in" the cosmos. who visited Johanna Schopenhauer's salon in Weimar.e. nor exhausted by. but that the being of God is in excess of this projection. Neoplatonism is polytheistic and panentheistic.g. Familiar with the Sanskrit language. which contains the universe within itself." Budhism. "He who hears not me but the Logos will say: All is one. "God is the whole". 535–475 BC). God is viewed as the creator or demiurge pantheism asserts that God and the universe are coextensive in panentheism. a combination of theism and pantheism. all-is-God). he introduced Schopenhauer to publications on India in the Asiatisches Magazin. While. is an aspect of God. From the One emanates the Divine Mind (Nous) and the Cosmic Soul (Psyche). In Neoplatonism the world itself is God. especially as propounded by Upanishads and Vedanta philosophy. In some forms of panentheism. the universe we can imagine and comprehend. panentheism claims that God is greater than the universe and some forms hold that the universe is contained within God.
emphasizing that in the face of a world filled with endless strife. The connection between God and the world is that of the creator to his creation. Creation is seen as the expression of God's will in the contingent world.In the Bahá'í Faith. the creator of all things. imperishable God. Schopenhauer in fact advocated ways — via artistic. before Darwin began to publish his work. and that creation is dependent and contingent on God. however. Instead. and every created thing is seen as a sign of God's sovereignty. God is understood to be independent of his creation. in the Bahá'í understanding. moral and ascetic forms of awareness — to overcome a frustration-filled and fundamentally painful human condition. for example the idea that all life strives to preserve itself and to engender new life. . is not seen to be part of creation as he cannot be divided and does not descend to the condition of his creatures. the world of creation emanates from God. Often considered to be a thoroughgoing pessimist. Aesthetic Influences Development of an ascetic perspective but one influenced by Sturm und Drang. Schopenhauer developed their philosophies into: an instinct-recognizing and ultimately ascetic outlook. God. including all the creatures and forces in the universe. Shopenhauer's Influence on Later Thought Schopenhauer also developed some ideas that can be found in the theory of evolution. we ought to minimize our natural desires to achieve a more tranquil frame of mind and a disposition towards universal beneficence. the signs of God are most particularly revealed in human beings. God is described as a single. and that our mental faculties are merely tools to that end. and leading to knowledge of him. in that all things have been realized by him and have attained to existence.
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