Paisaje tras la estival batalla
|Published in||Fragmentos de Filosofía, 1, 11-28|
|Abstract||Present-day academic philosophy is frequently centered round a language which, far from serving as a vehicle for reality, is often entangled in fruitless complications. "Compulsive discourse-centrism" -as distinct from ...
Present-day academic philosophy is frequently centered round a language which, far from serving as a vehicle for reality, is often entangled in fruitless complications. "Compulsive discourse-centrism" -as distinct from inevitable logocentrism- reveals an underlying egocentrism which blocks all possibility of dialogue and inclines towards an attitude of nihilism. This modero philosophical attitude, in thrall to the word, shirks one of man's most pressing problems: evil, which would appear to be an essential companion on man's historical voyage. As against this, a personal religious attitude reminds us that "the history of reason was bom of the Word, and not vice-versa". Perhaps this attitude should be adopted today, in order to counteract all that is negative in política! life. A problem already raised in such different symbolic texts as the myth of Prometheus or the Bíblica! tale from Adam to Abraham. We must question the four obsolete paradigms of our Enlightenment --omniscience, disintegrative individualism, suspicion as a basic attitude and conflict between faith and reason- while also aiming at correction in four directions: extending science into consciousness, thinking-with and thinking-for, adopting a lucid ingenuousness and, finally, recalling without ceasing to think and pray. Only thus can dialogical reason be extended into eutopoprophetic reason.