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The human person remains sacred, despite rationalism and the secular-progressive view of history.
The philosophy of the day was grounded in logic and rationalism, but the English monarchy was threatened by developing democracies in France and America.
An admirer of Sherlock Holmes (whose fictive hyper-rationalism might be a sign of Asperger’s), Christopher aims to solve two mysteries: the fate of his long-absent mother and the killing of a neighborhood dog.
There are lots of romantic anti-rationalisms to play with; Rousseau’s was largely soft and sentimental in tone, rather than apocalyptic and violent.
By then, the rationalism of the Mu‘tazila school had been superseded by more dogmatic interpretations of Islam.
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