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The True Rebel never advertises it, He prefers his joy to Missionary Work—An address for the Season of Epiphany

READINGS: The story of the Magi or three wise men Matthew 2:1–12

FromEthics without Philosophy: Wittgenstein and the Moral Life by James C. Edwards (pp. 236-237).

Wittgenstein’s abhorrence of rationality-as-representation is his abhorrence of this whole magical, superstitious, irreligious form of life. It goes much deeper than the pragmatist's rejection of a mistaken and counterproductive conception of knowledge. Wittgenstein's abhorrence is the expression of a religious commitment, it is the expression, that is, of a fundamental and pervasive stance to all that is, a stance which treats the world as a miracle, as an object of love, not of will. The sound human understanding is the mark of such love, for it is a feature of love that it never literalizes any perception; love is always ready to go to go deeper, to see through whatever has already been seen. From the perspective of loving attention, no story is ever over, no depths are ever fully plumbed. The world and its beings a…

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