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Ian James Kidd
Nottingham University
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The cultivation of receptivity to the mystery of reality is a central feature of many religious and philosophical traditions, both Western and Asian. This paper considers two contemporary accounts of receptivity to mystery – those of David E. Cooper and John Cottingham – and considers them in light of the problem of loss of receptivity. I argue that a person may lose their receptivity to mystery by embracing what I call a scientistic stance, and the paper concludes by offering two possible responses to combating that stance and restoring the receptivity to mystery that it occludes.
Keywords The philosophy of religion  Mysticism  Scientism
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DOI 10.24204/ejpr.v4i3.276
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What is Humane Philosophy and Why is It At Risk?John Cottingham - 2009 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 65:233-255.
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Sense, Mystery and Practice.David E. Cooper - 2018 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 79 (4):425-436.

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