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Crossing the limits of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, the Danish author Soren Kierkegaard is thought of as essentially the most major and influential figures in modern proposal. In Kierkegaard's view, religion is the main crucial job of lifestyles. religion isn't a question of dogmatic adherence, yet really of subjective ardour. In Purity of center, Kierkegaard discusses diverse points of residing, really the accountability of single-minded religious looking and moral integrity, providing clues to the character of the great whereas insisting that every reader needs to paintings this out for themselves.

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However, tthis does not take away the fact that as a result of this a misleading idea of how things work can become fixed in the minds of whole generations of those involved in science. ) are for example seen as primitive initial stages of the current state of affairs, without it being recognized that at the time people could not rationally determine whether or not they were on the right track. Viewed from the current phase of the practice of science they are considered as unscientific, but at the time they belonged to the accepted forms of normal scientific practice.

E. someone who is very' aware of the structural fallibility of human reason: In thisrespect,his experiences with Adler and the Marxists left an indelible mark on his thought. Many of our ideas do not hold water, even ifthey sometimes seem so rational. Even mature scientific theories (such as for example those we have from Newtonian physics) go unchallenged for centuries, until they finally they run up against their limits and are replaced by stronger alternatives (such as Einstein's theory of relativity).

And this is how a paradigm comes into' being, a broad-ranging cunsensus un all sorts of basic questiuns. The advantage ofthis is that people do. not have to 36 50 See esp. Michael Polanyi, Personal Knowledge_ Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy, London 1958. On Polanyi, who is cunsidered as another important precursor of Kuhn, also see Andy F. Sanders. Michael Polanyi 's Post-Critical Philosophy,Amsterdam 1988. challenge ever more the assumptions on which these questions are based, but can rather take them as a definite point of departure for further study.

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