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Unformatted text preview: pas s es definite knowledge belongs to theology. But between theology and s cience there is a â€˜No m anâ
€™s Landâ€™ expos ed to attack from both s ides ; this â€˜No Manâ€™s Landâ€™ 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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