[FoRK] Nietzsche's Severe Rationalism

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on 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 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.
>> jb
> +1
> 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
> things?

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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