Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)
Hegel: an absolute idealist that makes understanding far from absolutely ideal.
On today's episode, we do a lot of different stuff. We start out by talking about how many assumptions we have about words and how these assumptions are a seemingly inescapable aspect of human communication. Then we try our best to remove those assumptions that we have about one word in particular: God. Hegel takes us all to task, pointing out qualities that we confer onto God given what is conditioned into us since birth, and then he presents a very strange, and interesting conception of what God might be that may be the bridge between those who believe in God for the sake of spiritual growth and those who need their belief in God to correspond with science.
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