Tag Archives: philosophy

May I quote you?

A quotation is “the repetition of one expression as part of another, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed by citation to its original source, and is indicated by quotation marks”. According to Wikipedia, quotations are used … Continue reading

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A strange glimmer of hope

(The first in a series of three articles focusing on aspects of contemporary religion) Recently, I was captivated by reading the comments of someone who had re-read George Eliot’s Middlemarch: “But in revisiting Middlemarch in middle age, the melancholy I … Continue reading

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Is God back?

Where can wisdom be found; where can religion find its true roots? In extolling the principle that “Wisdom is not supernaturally dispensed from on high”, but “can only be sought by humans at home on earth, and it is inseparable … Continue reading

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Appealing to the senses

After spending several months in its pages, I have finally and fruitfully finished reading the American philosopher Daniel C. Dennett’s book: Breaking the Spell – Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (Penguin Books, 2006). As the title indicates, the book takes the … Continue reading

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