the plough is more honorable
. . . But that the purpose posits itself in a mediate connection with the object, and between itself and this object, and between itself and this object inserts another object, may be regarded as the cunning of reason .
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To this extent the means is higher than the finite purposes of external purposiveness : the plough is more honorable than are immediately the enjoyments which it procures and which are the purposes.
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The power of purpose over the object is this identity existing for itself, and its activity is the manifestation of this identity.