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The Meanings of Historicity—the End and the Beginning

Augusto de Carvalho – An elementary founding principle of modern thinking, which philosophy called historicity, combines three structural aspects of human consciousness about the features of reality: that we are not omnipresent—therefore, we are not omniscient or omnipotent, as our spiritual powers are restricted and finite. Considering human existence has always been subject to the yoke of finitude; we are permanently enmeshed in intervals, fixed by death, the end and, above all, by birth, the beginning. In this short essay, then, I will try to present an argument in favour of acknowledging how analysis of the meanings of historicity can disclose some unnoticeable metaphysical foundations of our understanding of what history is.

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