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The Enlightenment made explicit what had long been implicit in the intellectual life of Europe: the belief that rational inquiry leads to objective truth. Even those Enlightenment thinkers who distrusted reason, like Hume, and those who tried to circumscribe its powers, like Kant, never relinquished their confidence in rational argument … For the ensuing 200 years, reason retained its position as the arbiter of truth and the foundation of objective knowledge. [But] reason is now on the retreat, both as an ideal and as a reality. – Roger Scruton, 1999

Note: the header image of Prague was a gift to me from knottyboy. Thank you, kb!

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4 Responses to About

  1. knottyboy says:

    I wasn’t sure what your email was anymore hon…
    kb

  2. Kirsten says:

    Blythe in Japanese

  3. Lester says:

    Subscribe me to your blog. Gracias from Puerto Rico.
    lester_mcgrath@yahoo.com

  4. Examine the “Enlightenment” more carefully, weigh it against pre-history and history, and you’ll find there’s nothing enlightened about it.

    Your “rational enquiry” has led you to baseless dogmaticism. Where are your articles on real history and real pre-history? If you define “rational” as whatever Kant says, brother, you’re not rational at all.

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