The Incidental Corridor No.394

Consciousness, as the mode of spirit in completing itself, is indifferent to its natural surroundings and needs the universal will to offer guidance to its movements. Since it is always seeking to fulfill its own inclinations and desires, it cannot sustain an external world that stands in contradiction to it, so it must become one with that world while maintaining its degree of self in order that it could be being-in-the-world. This duality between spirit and consciousness emerges in the will to subject the self to a domain of
morality that has a place in the natural world. At the same time, the self as being in-itself-for-itself, combines subject and universal , possessing the distinctive quality of immersing within and without and relinquishing its own personal inclinations that may fall beyond the natural interests of the universal community.

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