Sunday, May 07, 2006

Scepticism (versus?) Traditionalism

Science (and analytic philosophy) - the forte of the sceptics - starts with its own set of axioms for which no proof is possible. Yet science (for the most part) tries hard to show that whatever it assumes is falsifiable at least in principle. The difference between this and religious tradition is that religion does not attempt to show its assumptions as falsifiable. In fact, it asserts the infallibility of its axioms and sticks by them.

The question is, given that the above is the difference between how sceptics and how traditionalists respectively think, which tool is useful when (if at all)?


Blogger ambu said...

given the choice, i wud tread on the sceptics path.. which gives more value to free thinking and individual space..and makes space for rethinking, introspection and the mental maturity to change ur approach.. rather than the traditionalist approach tht creates the frog in the well attitude.. i believe that mispelt traditionalism is the cause for the bastardisation of our culture..for the cause of the narrow minded approach of the general people..

August 20, 2006 10:16 AM  

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