2004
Volume 59, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268

Abstract

Many people nowadays develop a view of life à la carte. Has this tinkering of a view of life to be rejected on the basis of its many incoherences? A historical reflection (with attention to Hume’s ) suggests that not a lack, but rather an excess of philosophy and rationality is responsible for the incoherences of a tinkered view of life. Incoherences are furthermore so ubiquitous that they can hardly be sufficient reason for rejection. More problematic however is the individualism in matters of religion and view of life. Elaborating on analyses provided by the Flemish philosophers Burms and De Dijn it is indicated how an individual, tinkered view of life is still parasitic upon a more fundamental, tacit and collective view of life. The danger of tinkering views of life seems therefore to repose more in cultural narcissism and selfdeception than in incoherences.

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