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There is a fundamental commitment to agnosticism about the deep nature of reality. While such a commitment may be justifiable, it is usually assumed rather than argued for by those who advance the ontotheological objection, just as it is also assumed by those who defend Barthian fideism. It is clear that a wide sweep of contemporary philosophers, unconnected to philosophy of religion, no longer accept this Kantian agnosticism and believe in the possibility of making claims about the fundamental nature of reality.
Iii) The Wittgensteinian objection Wittgenstein wrote little about religious belief in his major works, and what he did write was scattered through various notes, conversations and lecture reports, many of them redacted by friends and students. 59 In conversations with his friends he reveals the importance of religious issues in his personal life. He read the New Testament, Søren Kierkegaard and Augustine assiduously – indeed he got rid of his personal fortune after reading the parable of the rich young man whilst a soldier, in 1916.
42 That is, even though such chains of argument may not psychologically cause belief, it is still worthwhile to examine the logical structure of that belief, how it is supported by other beliefs. This fits well with Aquinas’s conception of argumentation about God’s existence – a reasoned account is possible, even though it is rarely, if ever, the actual cause of one’s belief. Again this raises big issues about the relation of faith to reason, of philosophy to theology, which will be examined more closely in Chapter 3, but for the moment I want to use these considerations as a way of defending a philosophical approach to Aquinas’s work.