A Crisis of Belief, Ethics, and Faith by Jonathan Finch

By Jonathan Finch

A quandary of trust, Ethics and religion offers a self-corrective and modern method of philosophy in a really readable structure. the present expense of technological, medical and social switch is such that being prepared and ready to swap with the proof is required in any try to render an intelligible account of our reviews. This paintings makes an attempt to give an explanation for how we'd pass approximately forming our techniques and ideology approximately ourselves, our global and the way we should always accurately behavior ourselves in a justifiable and non-arbitrary type.

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If a statement is intentionally inaccurate, it is a lie and the teller is dishonest. But when we dig deeper, we see that this is not always the case. The complexities of identifying virtue can be explored through the case study of one virtue, honesty. One can be dishonest in many ways. For example, by changing tone, word order, grammar, emphasis, body language, and so on, it is possible to literally say one thing and communicate the opposite. In cases like this the spirit or intent of what is being presented is different from what is stated.

One can skate upon ice even though it is ultimately the same thing as water and skating upon ice is not an illusion because ice is ultimately the same thing as water or steam. Neither mind nor matter cease to exist just because they are composed of something that is not identical with them. My mind is not an illusion just because it needs electrical/chemical processes to function. Matter does not cease to exist just because one needs a mind to perceive it. Explanations 23 How this process works, how mind and brain exist together and work upon each other, still remains a good mystery.

In the fifth and final section of the book I will discuss belief that is based neither on observation nor reasoning. Concepts like faith, hope, and trust are explicable and perhaps best understood in their application, and I will leave this issue until then. The Two Things and the Limitations of Language A final consideration on this topic has to do with explanation 8, the final option: that none of these three, body, mind, soul, exist or are real. It may be true that none of these three exist—but only because our language may not be up to the task of accurately describing true reality.

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