Category Archives: Ethics

Pragmatic Cosmos • 1

Re: Michael Harris • Not About Fibonacci I have often reflected on the interminglings of the main three normative sciences.  In one of my earliest meditations I saw Beauty, Goodness, and Truth as the intersecting circles of a Venn diagram, with the … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 3

Re: R.D. Mounce Making reality our friend is necessary to survival and finding good descriptions of reality is the better part of doing that, so I don’t imagine we have any less interest in truth than the Ancients.  From what … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 2

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • You Think We Have Problems One classical tradition views logic as a normative science, the one whose object is truth.  This puts it on a par with ethics, whose object is justice or morality … Continue reading

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To Avoid The Abyss

We have come to the edge of a moral abyss. The abyss is telling us — “Stop.  Do not go this way.  Turn and go another way.” A simple message.  Easy to obey.  But there may be other forces in … Continue reading

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