Kierkegaard and the limits of reason: Can there be a responsible fideism?
Evans, Charles Stephen. (2008). Kierkegaard and the limits of reason: Can there be a responsible fideism? Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia.
|Authors||Evans, Charles Stephen|
This paper argues that Kierkegaard is not an irrationalist, but a "responsible fideist." Responsible fideism attempts to answer two important philosophical questions: "Are there limits to reason?" and "How can the limits of reason be recognized?" Kierkegaard's account of the incarnation as "the absolute paradox" does not see the incarnation as a logical contradiction, but rather functions in a way similar to a Kantian antimony. Faith in the incarnation both helps us recognize the limits of reason and also to a degree overcomes those limits.
|Keywords||Contradictories; Reason; Fideism; Humans; Paradoxes; Christianity; Faith; Christian history; Reasonable reliance; Truth|
|Journal||Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia|
|Publisher||Faculdade de Filosofia, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.jstor.org/stable/40419599|
|Page range||311 - 325|
|Place of publication||Portugal|
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