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2 Responses to “Losing A Sense of Taste”

  1. marble says:

    At least “Anschauung” is an active verb, in a way that “view” – somehow – is not. . . . (don’t get too down on my man Immanuel! 🙂

    Interesting that you pose what could be seen as a rationalist/empiricist conflict on the faith level. I love William James’ essay,The Will To Believe, in a complementary regard. Instead of tasting, he uses the idea of friendship, and acting like a friend in order to become a friend (rather than waiting until one is a friend, to act like one – because in that case, one never will become a friend).

    Like becoming friends, he reasons that some things can’t be “proven” unless one first approaches them with an element of trust/faith. He makes short work of Pascal’s “Wager”, by the way, which is a beautiful thing to see.

  2. Mike Metzger says:


    Tru dat. You hit the nail on the head, driving home Augustine’s point that we believe (trust) in order that we might understand. Thank you.

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