A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, spirit, and ego

Spirit's fundamental "activity" or "masculinity" is profoundly different from the activity or masculinity of merely finite individuals, because this activity must be infinite, overreaching and incorporating what is other than it:  spirit from its side is not an "other" to ego, regardless of how ego may see or react to it.  Spirit's activity has to be understood as always-absorptive, always-open to what is less active (unlike the masculinity and activity of mere conscious ego, which is finite or finitizing and thus bound to repel what is other than itself).  Self-enclosing or self-hardening spirit is finitizing "spirit," i.e. ego somehow masked or mistaken for spirit.

Kenneth Smith

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