In other words, The House illustrates more explicitly the contradictions between freedom and social discipline, deepening what Chekhov means about being an artist who is critically free of all ideological or cultural shackles: "I am not a liberal, not a conservative, not a believer in gradual progress, not a monk, not an indifferentist
Of import here, moreover, is how "Mountains" both attributes what would be deemed by a rational mind as undue importance to the Necronomicon and implicitly privileges its cosmic indifferentist narrative of existence over any affirmative understanding of creation.
Second, it reveals the false foundation of humanism in its hinting of our unconscious awareness of the cosmic indifferentist truth about the human condition, a reality of which the professor becomes (consciously) cognizant when he reads the bas-reliefs of the Cyclopean city: we are not the first intelligent species to have populated the Earth; we were made by accident by superior, alien entities; and, in a manner similar to our interaction with species we deem to be inferior to ours, these beings used us for "food and sometimes as [.
The second is that throughout his life, Oakeshott, far from being an agnostic and religious indifferentist
, interacted with religious theories and responded to them, even though this is not always visible in his (sparse) published writings.
with this English jury above named, some of the most indifferentist
The origins of cosmic horror are to be found in two aspects of Lovecraft's personal philosophy which he elaborates upon in his essays and correspondence: his adoption of a mechanistic materialist view of life and his position as a self-described "cosmic indifferentist
," both of which divest human life of telos.
But the story seems to show that the theologia constructiva was constantly confused with and/or inhibited by a theologia defensia, a battle against indifferentists
such as deists and other cultured despisers of religion.
But perhaps the largest congregation is the faithless Order of the Indifferentists, who say they believe the Good News but refuse to stir themselves on a Sunday morning for worship or on a weekday night for Bible study.
And we have the devout Indifferentists who won't come to Christ unless there is something in it for us.
Guard yourselves against both; you will find the spirit of a religion, not among rigid systematizers or superficial indifferentists, but among those who live in it as their element and move ever further in it without nurturing the illusion that they are able to embrace it completely.
The difference is the third way between denial and affirmation, the desire to be both more and less than theologies of the past, or in Schleiermacher's words, to guard against both the "rigid systematizers" and the "superficial indifferentists.
Although he offers an objectivist alternative to the moral theories of prudentialists, relativists, subjectivists, and indifferentists
, he does so in a way that makes constructive use of the core of their concerns: self-interest, plurality, perspective and context, and irreducible gaps between value and fact.