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Single Idea 6557

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 9. Limits of Reason]

Full Idea

It might be wholly unreasonable to suppose that human beings will ever be able to attain a view of the world that is both suitably rich and completely consistent.

Gist of Idea

Humans may never be able to attain a world view which is both rich and consistent


Robert Fogelin (Walking the Tightrope of Reason [2003], Intro)

Book Reference

Fogelin,Robert: 'Walking the Tightrope of Reason' [OUP 2004], p.9

A Reaction

Fogelin's lectures develop this view very persuasively. I think all philosophers must believe that the gods could attain a 'rich and consistent' view. Our problem is that we are a badly organised team, whose members keep dying.