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The spectacle is at the same time the mirage of self in the mirror of things.
Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other.
On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant, yet this brief period when we appear in the world is the time in which all meaningful questions arise.
What must be the nature of the world... if human beings are able to introduce changes into it?
Hope, insofar as it is hope of resurrection, is the living contradiction of what it proceeds from and what is placed under the sign of the Cross and death.
If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death.
But myth is something else than an explanation of the world, of history, and of destiny.
The narrative constructs the identity of the character, what can be called his or her narrative identity, in constructing that of the story told. It is the identity of the story that makes the identity of the character.
Myth expresses in terms of the world - that is, of the other world or the second world - the understanding that man has of himself in relation to the foundation and the limit of his existence.
Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder.
Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner.
This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom.
Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.
For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding.