Critique of Pure Reason

Because of the world’s ceaseless creativity, we typically do not and cannot know what will happen. We live our lives forward, as Kierkegaard said. We live forward into mystery, and do so with faith and courage, for that is the mandate of life itself. But the fact that we must live our lives forward into a ceaseless creativity that we cannot fully understand means that reason alone is an insufficient guide for living our lives. Reason, the center of the ENlightenment, is but one of the evolved, fully human tools we have for living. In the 20th Century, reason itself has finally led us to the inadequacy of reason. Our task, then, is to reunite with the fullness of our humanity.

Stuart Kauffman

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