Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nature and Purpose

... a look at the nature of things is imperative, for our conception of metaphysical reality finally governs our conception of everything else, and, if we feel that creation does not express purpose, it is impossible to find an authorization for purpose in our lives.  Indeed, the assertion of purpose in a world we felt to be purposeless would be a form of sentimentality.
Source: Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences 1948

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