Saturday, January 19, 2019

Heraclitus and the Logos

God is the universal Reason or Logos, the universal law immanent in all things, binding all things into a unity and determining the constant change in the universe according to universal law. Humanity's reason is a moment in this universal Reason, or a condensation and channeling of it, and therefore humanity should strive to attain to the viewpoint of reason and to live by reason, realizing the unity of all things and the rule of unalterable law, being content with the necessary process of the universe and not rebelling against it, because it's the expression of the all-comprehensive, all-ordering Logos or Law. Reason and consciousness in humanity—the fiery element—are the valuable element.

--redacted from Copleston's A History of Philosophy, Volume I, page 43.