Karl Popper on Faith, Transcendence, and a Third World

Karl Popper on Faith, Transcendence, and a Third World October 30, 2014

One of my favorite philosophers, Karl Popper, on his belief in a “Third World”.

“I do think that all men, including myself, are religious. We do all believe in something more–and it is difficult to find the right words–than ourselves. While I do not want to set up a new kind of faith, what we really believe in is what we call a Third World, something which is beyond us and with which we do interact, in the literal sense of interaction, and through which we can transcend ourselves.” (Edward Zerin, Karl Popper on God: The Lost Interview, Skeptic Magazine )


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