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