The Spike or Victoria College Review 1947
The imperious need of our times for certainty has been demonstrated in historical perspective. It has been suggested that a way to overcome this need is a way generally unrecognized by philosophy. A way that concentrates rather on the development of the cultural, of aesthetic and religious sensitiveness, of social and human feeling. Here is the answer to the need for certainty—but it is given in a different mode from that in which it was sought. There would appear room for endless possibilities, hence optimism. Alternatively in sober mood there is at least a more truthful adjustment to life and the compensation of all round and mature development.
Many people have already recognized these things in a semi-conscious way. The raising of the idea to consciousness, and the immediate pursuit of the worth-while experiences must themselves prove this doctrine false or true.