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Philosophy versus Faith?

Adriaan T. Peperazak

in Thinking about Thinking

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780823240173
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823240210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823240173.003.0007
Philosophy versus Faith?

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This chapter focuses on two leading powers of thought and life and asks to what extent they influence or even determine the philosophy that emerges from the thinker's life. Provisionally, one can indicate those powers by using the traditional pair of reason and faith, but in order to set the stageon which they meet, some additional remarks about the interaction between philosophy and life seem useful. Between osmosis (“a philosopher's entire life is markedly philosophical in all its dimensions”) and separation (“consider your philosophy a business that must be performed from nine to five, after which you can enjoy your real life”), there are other more realistic varieties of a philosopher's existence. The chapter also explores doxa and ethos in relation to faith.

Keywords: thought; life; philosophy; ethos; faith; reason; doxa; osmosis; separation

Chapter.  5719 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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