|Religious beliefs: in contrast to other beliefs, religious beliefs are usually not subject of a questioning. Thus, for example, this is not about the probability of their application or the possibility of their refutation. Even if there are religious arguments, belief itself is not argumentative. See also beliefs._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
|Adorno XIII 222
Religious Belief/Epicurus/Adorno: Epicurus gives the reason that the universality of their assumption speaks for the existence of God. The reduction of the objective concept of truth to subjective opinion in this already neutralized, compliant, late-Greek consciousness forces Epicurus to join the general ruling more or less in a conformist way.
EpicurusVsPlato/Adorno: if there is no longer an objective concept of reason - as the Platonic has prototypically shaped it - the average value of belief is very easily hypostatized instead.
This is found in the Hobbesian form of materialism, in which religion is recommended as a state-preserving means, that is, as a for-another, and not as an in-itself._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.