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By Clyde Pax

Man's drawback approximately God is either a question and a quest. We search to grasp with sure bet that God is genuine; we search additionally to attract almost about God, to understand that he's relatively for us. My target during this paintings is to re-think this two-fold problem and to take action with Gabriel Marcel. in the course of the paintings i've got mixed the presentation of Marcel's perspectives with a severe exam of his idea, and within the spirit within which Marcel meets his personal predecessors and contemporaries i've got held myself unfastened to simply accept, to amend or to reject what he has written. hence the point of interest of the paintings is barely by the way at the writings of Marcel; the direct concentration, as for Marcel, is on man's looking to be aware of and to attract just about God. the trouble to re-think that measurement of our event which we designate non secular can't commence except a severe attention of what we suggest via wisdom and simple task. what's going to count number as a solution to the query of even if God is genuine and no matter if he's fairly for us? If, because the believer continues, God is the reply to guy - a solution fully not like any other resolution - then the tactic of looking for this resolution needs to be assorted from different equipment of looking out. in addition, even for the believer, God continues to be the hidden God, Deus absconditus, and at top we see via a pitcher darkly.

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Although we do not normally advert to what sensation entails, we feel instinctively at home with an image of a sending station and a receiving set, much like a broadcasting station with individual receiving sets which, as it were, activate the broadcast by being turned on. At the opposite extreme from this view there is another view of sensation, variously modified in the different strands of idealistic philosophy, which sees the object of sensation as created by the subject. Neither of these views adequately accounts for sensation as an act of the perceiving subject.

3 The realm of inter-personal relations provides numerous examples of similar experience. The person blessed with a deep friendship which is central to his life can neither deny the true worth of his friend nor ask someone else to step in his place and observe the true value of the friendship. " The Mystery of Being, I, 79. , p. 81. , p. 76. 4 Polyani, Michael, Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy, Harper and Row, N. , 1958, Ch. I. FIDELITY AND TRUTH 47 fact purely external, waiting to be perceived.

The approach of empiricism, on the other hand, does take note of the presence of the object of sensation, but fails to give any account of the act of perceiving as an act of the experiencing subject. The crucial question is not whether some transmission takes place such that I can say "Yes, it is the rose that smells sweet", but whether it is any such transmission that explains the act of perception. The answer must be negative for several reasons. One could even respond, and not 5 Being and Having, p.

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