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by Peter Holmes
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4662
Views: 239403

Re: What could make morality objective?

I AGREE there are moral facts . Full stop. Thee "other" one is the one CLAIMING there are NO moral facts. Perhaps I missed it. Please can you propose one example of a supposed moral fact, and show why it's a fact, rather than the expression of an opinion? 1. You can NOT 'miss' what has NOT YET been...
by Peter Holmes
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

Sorry - more nonsense. What's the difference between internally and externally sensed measurement? What's the inside, and why is it different from the outside? Are 'brain patterns' internal or external? This is conceptually incoherent. And repeating your ridiculous claim does nothing to support it....
by Peter Holmes
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

Sorry, but I think this is nonsense. What on earth is the distinction between internal and external ideas - and to what are they internal or external? Minds - which are abstract fictions? This is furkling down the rabbit hole. Let's try to focus. A linguistic expression can be nothing other than a ...
by Peter Holmes
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4662
Views: 239403

Re: What could make morality objective?

I AGREE there are moral facts . Full stop. Thee "other" one is the one CLAIMING there are NO moral facts. Perhaps I missed it. Please can you propose one example of a supposed moral fact, and show why it's a fact, rather than the expression of an opinion? NB If you don't use the word 'fact' to mean...
by Peter Holmes
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

1 I didn't say morality has nothing to do with language. I said that, if there are moral facts - moral features of reality - their existence and its demonstration has nothing to do with language. The existence and nature of things has nothing to do with language, and therefore can't be true or fals...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

@Peter Holmes, I am now reading the History of Analytic Philosophy, i.e. where you have adopted some of its bastardized philosophical ideas. Here is the problem with your linguistic, what is fact, a feature of reality, states-of-affair, that is the case, In the Tractatus, the early Wittgenstein wro...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4662
Views: 239403

Re: What could make morality objective?

Now, I KNOW that what I am saying about claiming that there are no moral facts... But there are moral facts. Logic: Fact: No one wants to die, due to fear! Fact: Those that commit suicide do so because of the fear of continued pain, all would rather the pain go away, but fear that it's futile, that...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

Pay careful attention. 1 The features of reality I refer to are precisely those that are or can be empirically confirmed. I don't assume they exist. I insist that they must be demonstrable. So I insist that so-called moral features of reality must be demonstrated. And that demonstration, of course,...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

Ffs - Obviously you are wrong since you are the ignorant, dogmatic and bigoted one. I won't say you are talking nonsense but you are ignorant in confining your views to merely kindergaternish perspectives, e.g. common sense and linguistic. In the first place, as I had argued many times, at a higher...
by Peter Holmes
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

You don't even you are sloppy in your thinking and ignorant in philosophical knowledge. Your reference to "truth-value" is merely confined and conditioned upon a specific FSK, i.e. logic and linguistic. The term 'true value' need not be monopolised by the linguistic and classical logical FSKs. All ...
by Peter Holmes
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

A fact is a thing that is known to exist, to have occurred, or to be true. (Concise Oxford) I have a problem with the epistemological aspect of that. There are many unknown facts, such as the exact composition of a planet 5 billion light years away that we have no knowledge of. I prefer saying that...
by Peter Holmes
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

A fact is a thing that is known to exist, to have occurred, or to be true. (Concise Oxford) So we use the word 'fact' to refer to two radically different things: 1 a feature of reality (state-of-affairs) known to exist or to have occurred; and 2 a thing known to be true. Now, children, features of r...
by Peter Holmes
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Morality: Limitations of Logic and Linguistics
Replies: 41
Views: 449

Re: Morality: Limitations of Logic and Linguistics

At every stage of your and Kant's account, there are unjustified metaphysical assertions for there is no empirical evidence. For example, Kant's claim that some 'ideas .. have sprung from the very Nature of Reason' demonstrates the delusion that 'reason' is the name of some kind of thing that exist...
by Peter Holmes
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

1 Yes, moral assertions have no truth-value, because they don't make falsifiable factual claims. Moral cognitivists are wrong. 2 Do try to think carefully. Only factual assertions - linguistic expressions have truth-value. So when you say 'there are moral facts ... with truth-values', you're referr...
by Peter Holmes
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS
Replies: 95
Views: 926

Re: Hume Not Consistent with his No OUGHT from IS

Two assertions: 1 Humans ought to breathe or they die. 2 Humans ought not to kill humans. The first 'ought' has no moral implication. It just means: if humans don't breathe, they die. The second is a moral assertion, with a completely different function. It means: it's morally wrong for humans to ki...