Unformatted text preview: reality at all." Authority in the Christian religion is ultimately a defense of "the authority of a man to think." (p. 237) 3. Like Schaeffer, Chesterton introduces the problem of universals. Takes "evolutionism" as a modern example of nominalism (the denial of universals). H. G. Wells: "all chairs are quite different." Taken literally, this is self-contradictory (p. 238). 4. Like Schaeffer, Chesterton appeals to a true pragmatism, a concern for genuine human needs. "One of the first of human needs is to be something more than a pragmatist." (p. 240) 5. Attacks the worship of the human will (Nietzsche, G. B. Shaw). "To preach egoism is to practice altruism." "The worship of the will is the negation of will. To admire mere choice is to refuse to choose." (p. 242) All willing is an act of self-limitation. Contrast Nietzsche & Joan of Arc....
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