[FoRK] Nietzsche's Severe Rationalism

Paul Jimenez <pj at place.org> on Tue Jan 29 14:42:51 PST 2008

On Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008, Jeff Bone writes:
>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.


The truth is true. Full stop, end of story, go no farther, that's all
folks! Why isn't that enough? Why do people insist on worshipping

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