Doubt, faith, rational choice
Science is based on postulates, and its definition of truth starts from hypothetical assumptions. Rational positive science presents a direct relation with uncertainty and doubt, whereas religion, magic and 'para-scientific' disciplines are attempting to provide a system of knowledge which avoids uncertainty because of its relation with supernatural forces. Rational choice is, in a contemporary perspective, the base of sociology and economic theory. Nevertheless, the oracular tradition is a contradictory sign and an irrational answer to the limits of rationality.

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