In political crises (such as Hegel finds them in ancient Greece), just as in crises of the sciences (as Husserl discusses them in his late work), our inner ideas, wishes, and desires are in clash with the manifest reality, whether it is a reality determined by wars or by technology. [...] Hegel can only describe the current situation as a completion of philosophy and as a state of spirit realizing itself in light of the beginning of philosophy considered as a rupture between thought and reality, i.e., as spirit alienated from itself.19 Yet even though experiences of crises make it more likely for philosophical thought to arise, there is never a reliable causal connection.
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