References in periodicals archive ?
61) Although the philosopher and the prophet operate according to the guidance of reason, fundamentally they are irrational, no different from moral fanatics: "philosophy, the quest for evident and necessary knowledge, rests itself on an unevident decision, on an act of the will, just as faith does.
Philosophy is compelled to admit the possibility of revelation and to concede that the choice for the philosophical way of life is not a "rational necessity" but a choice of the will, an unevident decision, an act of faith, just as is the choice to believe in revelation.
Philosophy, the life devoted to the quest for evident knowledge available to man as man, would itself rest on an unevident, arbitrary, or blind decision.