This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: becoming a stranger in the midst of the familiar. 2. Wonder doubt. Modern philosophy (Descartes, Hegel) begins with doubt. Throwing ordinary thought into confusion. 3. Wonder does take away "penultimate certainties", but awakens a new kind of knowledge of everyday things. Wonder culminates in joy. D. Philosophy is a form of hope. Animals have no sense of wonder (no desire for knowing as such). Neither does God, who fully possesses all knowledge. Philosophy remains in a state of hopefulness, unlike the special sciences, where the permanent achievement of knowledge is possible. Philosophy requires a special kind of humility. Pythagoreans rejected the title of "wise ones" (sophists) -- insisted that only God is wise, they are merely philo-sophers (seekers of wisdom). E. Philosophy is divine wisdom. Aquinas: "The little that is won here (in metaphysics) weighs more than all that is won in all the other sciences."...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09