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Josef Pieper, ur Leisure the Basis of Culture (Adlibris, Bokus):

”Someone might well ask, at this point, where the advantage of Christion philosophy lay, by comparison with a non-Christian philosophy, if it does not succeed in providing a full and adequate solution, if it does not hand one out the answer, and if the problem and question still remains. Perhaps, after all, the greater truth lies in seeing the world in its true character as a mystery, and as unfathomable. Perhaps reality is more truly and profoundly apprehended when we experience being as a mystery, and as something which cannot be grasped in the hand in an all-embracing answer, or by means of some transparent and marvellously system. And that is the claim of Christian philosophy: to be truer – in its very recognition of the mysterious character of the world.

The consequence of this is not, indeed, to make philosophy simpler. It appears, moreover, that Plato must have known and experienced that fact – if it is true to maintain that called philosophizing tragic because whoever philosophizes is always forced back upon myths, because no ‘purely’ philosophical interpretation of the world could ever be complete and pursued to the point at which it formed a perfectly closed circle.”

Funderar på om vi med Girards hjälp med antropologin har en möjlighet att inte behöva falla tillbaka på myter, eftersom vi nu kan förstå vad i myten har sitt ursprung och vi kan genomskåda dem på ett annat sätt? Kan bara tänka mig att den kristna teologin, filosofin och antropologin är det som har möjlighet att bilda en ”treenighet”, så att säga, av kunskapsdomäner som kan korsbefrukta varandra och därmed öppna dörrar till helt nya insikter om vem och varför, vad och vilka vi är till för?