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Socrates & Pre-Truth Politics

Post by Philosophy Now » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:21 pm

Spencer Klavan proclaims Socrates’ revolutionary answer to Nietzsche and Trump.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/122/Socrates_and_Pre-Truth_Politics

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Re: Socrates & Pre-Truth Politics

Post by tbieter » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm

Philosophy Now wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:21 pm
Spencer Klavan proclaims Socrates’ revolutionary answer to Nietzsche and Trump.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/122/So ... h_Politics
Here is the US Supreme Court on liberty applied to the abortion decision. President Trump is not the only relativist.

Regarding the following article,
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=22495&p=323024#p322482 ,

this text from the U.S. Supreme Court reflects the current prevailing secular Weltanschauung:

“Our precedents "have respected the private realm of family life which the state cannot enter." Prince v. Massachusetts, 321 U.S. 158, 166 (1944). These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. Beliefs about these matters could not define the attributes of personhood were they formed under compulsion of the State.” [505 U.S. 833, 852] Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA v. Casey, 505 US 883 (1992)

I suggest that the Court’s language implies the following secular worldview:

My consciousness is autonomous, unlimited, and sovereign. It defines things. It determines beliefs and doctrines. It determines truth.

Thus, Rachel Dolezal, born of two white parents, persistently asserts that she is an African American. In the short video below the psychiatrist calls her delusional. He asserts that she denies reality. If you listen carefully, you will see that he expresses the secular worldview described above.

Rachel Dolezal
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/26/ra ... eless.html

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