Nancy Frankenberry

A Quote by Nancy Frankenberry on absence, buddhism, certainty, life, nostalgia, quality, religion, truth, and yielding

One may, with Hartshorne and other rationalist philosophers, press rationality to the point of postulating certain necessary truths for which we have no conceivable alternatives. Or, like Buddhist thinkers of many periods-and like Wieman, too-one may find in the very conditions of contingency a religious significance that informs the whole quality of life as lived. Contingency embraced without any nostalgia or yearning for necessary truth yields a different quality of life than contingency assented to as necessarily so in the absence of any conceivable alternative.

Nancy Frankenberry

Source: 1987

Contributed by: Zaady

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