Basing Thought on Common Sense

A good, clear explanation of the meaning of common sense, one which stands up to scientific reductions and provides the foundation for bringing science into the service of wisdom.

But perhaps someone playing devil’s advocate would preempt us and say: You just want to find out the meanings of words; the arguments have to be expressed in words, but that is unavoidable. Science is really telling us about a new meaning behind these “ordinary” or “manifest” words.

 

via Common Sense, Science, and the Pursuit of Wisdom

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About Andrew Seeley

Executive Director, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College
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One Response to Basing Thought on Common Sense

  1. Alvin J Wolf Jr says:

    Is ‘common sense’ that part of wisdom that allows people to live in community in peace? Is that ‘common sense’ the appeal to conscience, an humbling of self interest in favor of a greater good? Words are the fuel delivering the Spirit of their righteousness which disposes the soul to recognize a power greater than itself.

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