[extropy-chat] Re: In defense of a good verbal contest

Dan Clemmensen dgc at cox.net
Mon May 9 23:39:19 UTC 2005

John-C-Wright at sff.net wrote:

>Giulio Prisco also writes: "Morality is fundamental to us of course, but "2+2=4"
>and "Thou Shalt Not Kill" are exemples of two classes of statements so
>fundamentally different and unrelated that I just cannot see any point in trying
>to mix them." 
>Mr. Prisco and I are in entire agreement on this one point: statement of
>mathematics and statements of formal moral principle are not in the same
>metaphyiscal category, although both are rational rather than empircal, looking
>to reason, not to experiment, for their confirmation. 
>He and I disagree only in that I deem both are equally obvious, one to the
>mathematical imagination, the other to the conscience. 
That's elegant and concise enough for me to understand. In mathematics, 
I must accept
formal logic and the Peano Postulates "on faith."

What are the "moral Peano Postulates?"

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