[FoRK] Nietzsche's Severe Rationalism
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Tue Jan 29 18:55:51 PST 2008
On Jan 29, 2008, at 4:42 PM, Paul Jimenez wrote:
> 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 worldlook, 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
>>>>> 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. (Nietzsches 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
Or for that matter, worrying them to death.
That's the problem with philosophers; they have a chronic inability
to distinguish rhetoric from reasoning.
Don't get me started about Plato... biggest ass of them all. I
mean, really, "The Republic?" Give me a fucking break.
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