Looking For Omega
"For in so far as man is primarily a creature of the senses, it is imperative that, in his sensuous connection with nature, he should be able to attain freedom by means of internal reflection. But where nature is too powerful, his liberation becomes more difficult. His sensuous existence and his withdrawal from it are themselves his natural mode of existence, and the latter, as such.... embodies the determination of quantity. It is therefore essential that man's connection with nature should not be too powerful in the first place"
Lectures on the Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegal