By Hans Küng, Edward Quinn
Does God exist? who's God? and will we finally belief in any truth? those questions were one of the maximum matters of human hypothesis due to the fact that background all started, yet no longer until eventually smooth occasions has the truth of God been so strongly referred to as into doubt. during this enormous learn, written for women and men of all faiths (and of none), Hans Kung, the main well known and arguable theologian on this planet this day, first lines the increase of contemporary atheism within the works of such nice thinkers as Descartes, Pascal, Feuerbach, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud, after which demonstrates--brilliantly and in phrases that make experience to us today--why a ""yes"" to God is still a extra moderate and accountable trust than its substitute, nihilism.
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Sense perception is unreliable. Since the senses are sometimes deceptive, we can never entirely trust them. 30 But: There may be uncertainty about very small or remote objects, but not about myself, about the fact that I am sitting here, with my hands and my whole body. Second consideration: Sleeping and waking can never be distinguished by any certain signs. What we experience in waking we can also experience in dreaming: the very fact that I am sitting here with my hands and my whole body. Might not all this be a dream (hallucination, delusion)?
Weyl). Neither logicism—which traces mathematics back to logic—nor intuitionism (constructivism)—which attempts to construct logic in the ^. Shattered unity 33 light of certain basic mathematical insights—nor, finally, formalism— which strives to develop both logic and mathematics in a purely formal way—has been able to prevail hitherto. " 71 Following E. L. "72 Today therefore mathematicians themselves are demanding a "mathematics without illusions": "We might find cause for regret in the present state of mathematics.
It is scarcely possible to distinguish clearly between separate groups of questions as belonging to different planes and systems, as the concern of philosophers or theologians. But we are not attempting here a general criticism of Descartes's philosophy, which is highly complex and remains ambiguous in many respects, even though he himself was able to set out his thought biographically in an exciting and challenging way, as his life's destiny. All that we are attempting is to add a few notes to his philosophy within the scope of the problems relating to faith and reason.
Does God Exist?: An Answer for Today by Hans Küng, Edward Quinn