My motive for addressing the issue of faith and knowledge is to mobilise modern reason against the defeatism lurking within it. Post-metaphysical thinking can cope on its own with the defeatism concerning reason which we encounter today both in postmodern radicalisation of the “dialectic of the Enlightenment” and in the naturalism founded on a naive faith in science. It is different with a practical reason that despairs of the motivating power of its good reasons without backing of the history of philosophy, because a modernisation threatening to spin out of control tends to counteract rather than to complement the precepts of its morality of justice.

Book: An awareness of what is missing.