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Six Arguments Against Subjectivism. I am a married middle-aged male, a Canadian citizen, a retired bridge engineer, a social democrat—I think that capitalismdespite its waste and obvious injusticeis infinitely preferable to real socialism with its horror of private property and its crazy faith in the incorruptability of bureaucrats and state officials—and a theist.
My intellectual heroes are G. Lewis, Christopher Dawson, and, with qualifications, Bertrand Russell. The first purpose of this website is to give enjoyment to anyone who loves words and ideas by offering an organized collection of aphorisms, quotes, and longer texts. The second is to advance the cause of liberal education through a new approach.
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The principle of valid faith is also the guarantee of intellectual freedom, for faith is the free element in thoughtthe complement to logic which is the necessary element. Finally, only by accepting the notion that faith is necessary to philosophy can the theist and the atheist maintain their contrary positions without losing intellectual respect for one another.
The inability of the human race, including many of its most brilliant and famous minds, to reach a consensus about these and other crucially important matters suggests to me that the Enlightenment should be amended and extended along the following lines.
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I have made extensive use of this time-saving website and I cannot recommend it highly enough. What makes the book so thoroughly enjoyable is the fact that it is written from the point of view of a man who is passionately interested in philosophy for personal rather than professional or academic reasons.
Magee wants philosophy to shed light on questions that have engrossed and tormented him from childhood, especially the problem of mortality. With such a motivation, it is not surprising that he has many harsh things to say about modern philosophy and philosophers.
He reserves his sharpest criticism for the school in which he was immersed when he attented Oxford in the s, the school known as linguistic philosophy or linguistic analysis.
Logical positivism, by then on the wane, also receives much critical attention. Kant, Schopenhauer, Russell and Popper come in for detailed and mostly favourable consideration.
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