A Communication

I. R.
September 1943
New Republic;9/6/43, Vol. 109 Issue 10, p336
Presents a letter to the editor and its reply on the comments made in the letter. Information on the symposium titled "The Failure of Nerve"; Analysis of the resurgence of obscurantism; Comments on modern-day obscurantism, an extended rejoinder to criticisms of humanistic and scientific naturalism; Confusion between the grounds of belief and the causes of belief; Notion of intelligence being the knowledge of the roots, the career and the consequences of human values; Identification of economic crises, world war and totalitarianism as the chief causes of the failure of the nerve; Legitimacy of intelligence in evaluating all claims to knowledge; Responses to the comments made by Sidney Hook.


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