Alm os t all the ques tions of m os t interes t to s

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Unformatted text preview: pas s es definite knowledge belongs to theology. But between theology and s cience there is a ‘No m anâ €™s Land’ expos ed to attack from both s ides ; this ‘No Man’s Land’ is philos ophy. Alm os t all the ques tions of m os t interes t to s peculative m inds are s uch as s cience cannot ans wer, and the confident ans wers of theologians no longer s eem s o convincing as they did in form er centuries . Is the world divided into m ind and m atter, and if s o, what is m ind and what is m atter? Is m ind s ubject to m atter, or is it pos s es s ed of independent powers ? Has the univers e any unity or purpos e? Is it evolving towards s om e goal? Are there really laws of nature, or do we believe in them only becaus e of our innate love of order? Is m an what he s eem s to the as tronom er, a tiny lum p of carbon and water im potently crawling on a s m all and unim portant planet? Or is he what he appears to Ham let? Is he perhaps both at once? Is there a way of living that is noble and another that is bas e, or are all ways of living m erely futile? If there is a way...
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