Credo ut intelligam means “I believe, so that I may understand.”
The risk management seems to check out:
A thing once believed can always be un-believed, so there’s not much more risk in believing a thing compared to doubting it.
Yet, there is drastically more insight in believing a thing compared to doubting it. (If this isn’t self-evident, I’ll write a separate post exploring this in depth)
Is modern epistemology — which extols skepticism (“I understand, so that I may decide whether to believe”) — completely upside-down? 👀
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