Anonymous hacks the Fed, Hegelian Theory and Trivium

by Aaron A Day on February 6, 2013

Somebody, Probably Anonymous, Hacked the Fed During the Super Bowl
Two days after Anonymous bragged about its latest government website breach and data dump, the United States Federal Reserve admitted that it had been hacked and robbed. “The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product,” a Fed spokesperson told Reuters on Tuesday night. “Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system.”…

What Is The Hegelian Theory Of History?
The Hegelian theory of history is the system of reasoning formulated by German philosopher Georg Hegel (1770–1831), who theorized that at the center of the universe there is an absolute spirit that guides all reality. According to Hegel, historical developments follow three basic laws called a dialectic, or a process in which a conflict between two extremes is resolved. First, Hegel asserted that each historical event follows a necessary course; in other words, it could not have happened in any other way. Second, each event represents not only change but progress. Finally, one historical event, or phase, tends to be replaced by its opposite, which is later replaced by a resolution of the two extremes. This third law of Hegel’s dialectic is the “pendulum theory,” which has long been discussed by scholars and students of history—that events swing from one extreme to the other before the pendulum comes to rest at middle. The extreme phases are called the thesis and the antithesis; the resolution is called the synthesis. Using this system, Hegel asserted, human beings can comprehend the unfolding of history. He also viewed the human experience as absolute and knowable.

In medieval universities, the trivium comprised the three subjects that were taught first: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. The word is a Latin term meaning “the three ways” or “the three roads” forming the foundation of a medieval liberal arts education.

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