Reasoning and faith (2)

Reasoning doesn’t rest on faith because it stands in need of some fundamental assumption, or because we exist in time and have to start our thinking somewhere. It rests on faith in its being a development or working out of our absolute and unconditioned commitments: the hypothesis, experiment, publication, fidelity to the argument, Scholastic arrangement of authorities, etc. are all developments of our dogmatic commitment not to be deceived.

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