By Ernst Cassirer
Kant's existence and idea is that infrequent success: a lucid and hugely readable account of the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the world's profoundest thinkers.
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In contrast, by refusing to analyse the historical emergence of social forms, which is a charge that Marx, equally, places against the bourgeois economics of his day, positivism treats social relations as natural laws. Such laws are expressed not in terms of concrete and meaningful relationships between human beings, but only as interconnections between the abstractly quantified, and mathematically formulated properties of a system. Reification Yet commodity fetishism is not merely a matter of distorted perception; it is also a distortion of social practice.
In response to this, state activity expands, with increased intervention into society. The twentieth-century capitalist state does not merely guarantee private freedoms, but comes rather to determine the access that all its citizens have to their means of existence. The state thus comes increasingly to check the operations of the free market by regulating the distribution of goods through, for example, labour laws, business contracts, rent and housing regulations and family law (SP: 21-3). The bureaucracies of modern welfare states, of political parties and trade unions and of oligopolistic enterprises serve to transform all sections of society into areas of political control, precisely in so far as all areas of social life are subjected to administration.
In response to the problem of evil, and thus the problem of how a good and omnipotent God could permit evil, a God is envisaged who goes "into exile within Himself" (TP: 215), which is to say, that God becomes his own other; he becomes the natural world that he has created. He relinquishes his very omnipotence, so that even humanity can defy him. The purpose of such self-abandonment lies in the possibility of salvation, not through God's own action, but through human action. It is this striving for salvation that gives history its shape and meaning.