Babies, bathwater, and back to the sacred

The Western Enlightenment, in all its euphoria at Reason‚Äôs liberation from old-crock orthodoxies, has thrown some babies out with the bathwater — e.g. perspectives and values that might better serve modern people. Such as? Such as common goals and values that promote individual development and satisfaction within shared senses of community. Such as universal principles by which to judge different cultural, religious and ideological institutions and actions. Rationalistic secular reductionism has been left with merely¬†scientistic measures that seem, at … Read more