[extropy-chat] Moral Relativism--Duty, Fashion, or Personal Taste

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Thu May 12 01:27:23 UTC 2005

John-C-Wright at sff.net wrote:

>  I am bold enough to say the strange fetish of modern thinkers to try
>  to reduce the rational sciences to empirical ones is the source of
>  the intellectual mischief of the modern age: you must end up
>  believing in nothing, not even in metaphysical axioms of empiricism,
>  if you believe in only what can be reduced to measurement.

I am indeed arguing for empirically grounded rationality, and for 
degrees of confidence rather than absolute belief.

Thank you for clarifying the fundamental disconnect between us.

- Jef

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