Chapter

The Human Condition: Diagnosis and Therapy

Don Cupitt

in Is Nothing Sacred?

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222032
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222032.003.0006

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

The Human Condition: Diagnosis and Therapy

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This chapter makes implications about philosophical changes that have taken place and how people have proposed new basic concepts by trying out new vocabulary. We have shifted from what we call “dogma” to “therapy”; our outlook is becoming entirely beliefless and foundationless. Essentially learning a new set of basic ideas is very hard to achieve. Usually the beliefs will be really unclear at first, but to get into them you have to familiarize yourself with the basic concepts and once you have got hold of them, you can find your way around. The chapter puts into words what religion and philosophy don't tell us about a better world outside, instead they work to cure our dissatisfaction and reunite us to this world and they also save us by giving us back to ourselves. Thus we learn to see that religion brings and puts together our way of life and how we view the world.

Keywords: philosophy; dogma; therapy; beliefless; foundationless; religion

Chapter.  3664 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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