| Von Glasersfeld's answers - January  2008  |


Dear Mr. Glasersfeld,
Is there any constructive role that religion can play in the contemporary world?

Maria Hetzenauer

Dear Ms Hetzenauer,
Radical constructiviism is a model of rational knowledge. Religion does not belong to the domain of the rational but to the domain of mystical belief. There is no possible contradiction between the two domains  - as long as the mystics do not attempt to couch their beliefs in rational terms.

Best wishes,
Ernst von Glasersfeld




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