Jewish Epistemology In Short

What is ‘epistemology’? A branch in the humanities concerning these two questions: What can man know; how can man know it?

Here is my opinion:

  1. We must “choose” some goal or standard. Anything.
  2. Logic cannot guide the initial, subjective choice.
  3. We choose X (alogically, a-rationally).
  4. Once we have accepted the yoke of X, we need to know how to do X.
  5. Logic tells us how not what. We employ logic for the doing of X, such as grasping the source-texts of X.
  6. There is nothing outside of X.
  7. Q.E.D.

* Oh yeah, I almost forgot to tell you: X = Judaism.

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