[FoRK] Nietzsche's Severe Rationalism

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Tue Jan 29 14:02:00 PST 2008

On Jan 29, 2008, at 2:36 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:

>>> Thus the question “Why science?” leads back to the moral problem:
>>> Why have morality at all when life, nature, and history are “not
>>> moral”? No doubt, those who are truthful in that audacious and
>>> ultimate sense that is presupposed by the faith in science thus
>>> affirm another world than the world of life, nature, and history;
>>> and insofar as they affirm this “other world”—look, must they not
>>> by that same token negate its counterpart, this world, our world?—
>>> But you will have gathered what I am driving at, namely, that it is
>>> still a metaphysical faith upon which our faith in science rests—
>>> that even we seekers after knowledge today, we godless anti-
>>> metaphysicians, still take our fire, too, from the flame lit by a
>>> faith that is thousands of years old, that Christian faith which
>>> was also the faith of Plato, that God is the truth, that truth is
>>> divine. (Nietzsche’s emphases)

This paragraph is a perfect example of why most philosophical  
meanderings are complete horseshit.


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