Gadamer on tradition

…the fundamental prejudice of the Enlightenment is the prejudice against prejudice itself, which denies tradition its power…The only thing that gives a judgment dignity is its having basis, a methodological justification…In adopting this principle, modern science is following the rule of Cartesian doubt…and adopting the idea of method that follows from this rule. (p.273) …for […]

Hauerwas on ethics

“How ‘Christian Ethics’ Came to Be” (1997) in The Hauerwas Reader The notion of Christian ethics is a modern invention. At one time Christian ethics did not exist…For the ancients, pagan and Christian, to be schooled in philosophy or theology meant to submit one’s life to a master in order to gain the virtues necessary […]