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By Konrad Raiser

ISBN-10: 331903703X

ISBN-13: 9783319037035

ISBN-10: 3319037048

ISBN-13: 9783319037042

This publication provides a suite of texts by way of the German physicist and thinker Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912-2007) in English, to be used in seminars at the philosophy of faith, the comparative research of faith, yet to boot at the dating among faith and the clinical worldview. such a lot texts seem in English for the 1st time. Weizsäcker turned recognized via his works in physics, in general within the early improvement of nuclear physics. Later he might additionally develop into renowned as a thinker and analyst of up to date tradition. He additionally labored very intensely on tasks for the prevention of nuclear struggle and for peace in general.

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In fact if reason is embodied in the philosophy of Aristotle this is clear, since Aristotle states that the world is everlasting. What is interesting to us in these statements is not so much their contents as the distinctions by which they are expressed. The natural light of reason is distinguished from revelation, philosophy is distinguished from theology. These distinctions which come so naturally to a person brought up in the occidental tradition of thought are not at all obvious. They are in fact a self-explanation of a culture which had to interpret the truth belonging to one tradition of thought by the conceptual means belonging to another tradition.

We now have to interpret these three names. Abraham stands for faith, Moses for the law, the Prophets for judgment. All of them stand for God’s covenant with his people, they stand for God’s promise. What does this mean? Abraham stands for faith. He has been called by God: ‘‘Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee’’ (Gen. 12:1). That was not easily done in a time when the family and the clan were the only protection to a man.

Nothing else? he asks himself. Nothing else, is the answer. The importance attached to a thing and the reality ascribed to it go close together. To the moderate conceptual realism of St. Thomas the form of a thing, that is its participation in the universal, is its true reality, yet it is concrete only in consisting of form and matter. To later nominalism only the individual thing has real existence. This has become the modern concept of reality. For the final part of this lecture I shall use this concept of reality in a terminological manner: Modern man is concerned about reality; modern language honours a man by calling him a realist.

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