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Western University
Philosophy 4990A/B
Michael Fox

INTRODUCTION  This mission on the one hand makes the believing community a partner in humanity’s shared struggle to arrive at truth; and on the other hand it obliges the believing community to proclaim the certitudes arrived at, albeit with a sense that every truth attained is but a step toward that fullness of truth which will appear with the final revelation of God  Philosophy emerges, then, as one to the noblest of human tasks  It is an innate property of human reason to ask why things are as they are, even though the answers which gradually emerge are set within a horizon which reveals how the different human cultures are complementary  Driven by the desire to discover the ultimate truth of existence, human being seek to acquire those universal elements of knowledge which enable them to understand themselves better and to advance in their own self-realization  Beyond different schools of thought, there exists a body of knowledge which may be judged a kind of spiritual heritage of humanity  Modern philosophy clearly has the great meri
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