Tuesday, October 25, 2011
There is no subject, including religion or faith, that escapes the philosopher's gaze. The philosopher does not lack faith - it is my assertion that no one does who bothers to get out of bed in the morning.
Why is all this philosophy flawed? As a student of the subject back in the day it was our job to read the great thinkers and then write papers exposing the weaknesses in the various theses and arguments we read about. They are always present. Still, as students, we were always enriched by the effort.
Wisdom is not the same as knowledge and meditating on this distinction in our current political and economic climate is worth the effort.