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Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology

B. Keith Putt


Merold Westphal has been in the foremost ranks of philosophers who proclaim a new post-secular philosophy. By articulating an epistemology sensitive to the realities of cognitive finitude and moral weakness, he defends a wisdom that begins in both humility and commitment, one that always confesses that human beings can encounter meaning and truth only as human beings, never as gods. This book focuses on this wisdom of humility that characterizes Westphal's thought and explores how that wisdom, expressed through the redemptive dynamic of doubt, ca ... More

Keywords: Merold Westphal, post-secular philosophy, wisdom, humility, commitment, doubt, cognitive finitude, moral weakness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823230457
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823230457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

B. Keith Putt, editor