Weaver has also suggested that a deviation from the metaphysical dream is the root cause of the events that led to the Holocaust because the segregation of the Jewish race was an evil idea in itself, which in turn resulted in many evil and horrific deeds that were a complete turnaround from the idealistic ideas and notions that man should have adopted, such as equality and non discrimination. I found myself in support of many of Weaver’s ideas because his foundational premise is the assumption that since man is made in the divine image, he needs to pursue his metaphysical dream if Western ideas are to be progressive. The reality as represented in historical events and incidents is man focusing on his baser instincts and functioning on that basis rather than working towards a higher ideal. I found myself staunchly supporting his premise of the metaphysical dream and his argument that most of the evil that has resulted has been caused by man deviating from this metaphysical dream. Many of the arguments that are offered against those who support the position that man is fashioned in the divine image and should, therefore, pursue his metaphysical dream. Expanded Analysis of Ideas Have Consequences Richard M. Weaver.
Weaver, Richard, 1948. “Ideas have consequences”, University of Chicago Press.
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