In 1929, child psychologist Jean Piaget called children “artificialists” who tend to regard everything as “the product of human creation.”
As our dialogue continues, I think I’m starting to understand your position more clearly.
Recently, David Brooks published a column titled “The End of Philosophy” in The New York Times (April 7, 2009). Brooks, long one of the most thoughtful writers in public life, addresses an ages-old tension over whether reason controls our moral intuitions and passions, or whether moral intuition/feeling is king and reason is only rationalization. In the latter view, Brooks says,