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nalfeshnee's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by nalfeshnee

Luis, you write:


, the philosophical postulation that every philosophical viewpoint must have a foundation of its own. Thus when a person is claiming to speak in the name of "Reason", he's doing no better, categorically speaking, than speaking in the name of "The Bible". He's being technical there, and he's obviously right,


I'd agree with you if we were talking about Marxism – or even Maoism, to be honest. Perhaps even Mein Kampf might work as a book offering a philosophical viewpoint to be compared with reason in the sense you suggest.

However, your argument would seem to suggest that the Bible offers us a coherent philosophical viewpoint, would it not?

Given that the Bible is an incoherent, self-contradictory mess – isn't that cutting Wilson a little too much slack?

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 16:25:00 UTC | #395351