THE PROLONGATION OF RADICALLY
I. A review of the position so far assures us that a prolongation of radically originative reflection will permit us to satisfy in Being itself the two great ideals
for reason that dominated the last chapter. A striking feature of our new beginning: we are dealing not
just with reason's right to any subject matter whatsoever, but also with its highest subject matter: reason
itself, taken as a mode of being in the course of fuller
The claims made in this chapter are tentative, as the enjoyment of reason's creative and responsible autonomy is not.
But they are tentative only in the sense that another effort
of the same order might displace them, and not in the sense
that they are subject to the methods of the speculative-
Even in the first intimations of radically originative
reflection we were already dealing with Being. What reason
initiated awareness of was a vast variety of beings and Being
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Book title: The Recognition of Reason.
Contributors: Edward Pols - Author.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1963.
Page number: 174.
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