Faith or Reason?
…The same question echoes down the ages.
It has a written record at least as old as Socrates.
The arch-dialectician claimed reason as his mentor
and spent his life poking fun at the Athenian Aristocracy,
who, like most noblemen, followed their instincts,
and were thus incapable of adequately rationalising many of their actions.
Plato, an innocent and an idealist,
expended all his energies on proving that taken together,
and each applied in the right dosage,
they move inextricably towards ‘the good’.
Most western philosophers since have attempted to prove the self same thing!