The Empiricist Has No Clothes

Friday, 29 Feb 2008

Christianity fell out of intellectual favor during the Enlightenment in large part because Rationalist and Empiricist critics charged it with being incompatible with all reason and evidence. At the time, sadly, the church as a whole did less than a stellar job of responding to such charges. But a funny thing happened on the way to an atheist paradise: the Enlightenment turned on itself-quite literally in events such as France's Reign of Terror, but also on the intellectual level as even über-skeptics such as David Hume and Immanuel Kant began to wage war on their colleagues' naïve ...

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