The End of Philosophy

Quite an ambitious title, eh? Well it's the title of an article I read this morning in the Times that I thought was worth sharing. David Brooks writes about the "epochal" evolution of thought on the issue of moral reasoning, reviewing Michael Gazzaniga's book, Human, which argues (apparently with a growing consensus of psychologists) that emotions play a much larger role than has historically been granted... perhaps a larger role than logic itself.

Anyhow, though I disagree with his naturalistic worldview, I think Brooks and Gazzaniga are onto something. The postmodern turn is a turn away from the optimistic appraisal of the human intellect of a bygone era, and that gives us a dose of epistemological humility we desperately need as people of faith... well, as humans.

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