Philosophy implies argument but, above all, freedom

“And there are many philosophers who have arrived at God by means of their reflections: and many others who, through their reflections have excluded God. This, then, means that to recognize God is not solely a problem of science, aesthetic sensitivity, or philosophy as such. It is also a matter of freedom.” (Luigi Giussani, Religious Sense, p. 122)

“People think the world needs a new republic, and they think it needs a new social order, and a new religion, but it never occurs to anyone that what the world needs, confused as it is by much learning, is a a new Socrates (Soren Kierkegaard, The Sickness unto Death, 1849)