[lbo-talk] Atheism

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue Dec 30 08:55:07 PST 2003

Dwayne Monroe wrote:
> Supporting the weight of this cathedral of idealism is
> a boundless faith in the human ability to *understand
> things without limit.*

This is ambiguous.

1. The human mind can achieve perfect knowledge of all that is.

2. Humans will always discover new things.

Only the first is false. To deny the second is in fact to affirm the first. Engels's ironic treatment of Duhring's claims to absolute knowledge is good on this.


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