Patchwork Set of BeliefsI hope someone in this forum can help me.
Please correct me if I have misunderstood, but existentialism tells us that human reason is inadequate to understand the world, that it only replaces the outside reality with a different inner one.
But because of my training, I can't ignore the spectacular triumphs of reason in explaining this outside world. Let me give an example: with only the light coming from distant stars as data, the scientists have been able to understand what happens inside the stars, an inside we never actually see!
Currently, I think that we can find the basic laws of nature, but cannot apply them to human affairs, as it becomes too complicated, hence reason is inadequate in these instances.
But this is kind of patchwork.
Can anyone help me reconcile these two extremes?
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