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by Scientismist
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

Logik wrote: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:07 pmIf you expect both consistency and completeness from logic systems you are in for a surprise. You can’t have both.
I have no expectations of "logic systems", but I do hope that those who post on discussion boards express themselves clearly and unambiguously. Sometimes I'm disappointed.
by Scientismist
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

Only an entity "outside" of the system can make unfalsifiable claims about the system. e.g God. You've just told me that only claims made "outside the system" can be unfalsifiable. In other words, claims from within the system must all be falsifiable (logically entailed - a bizarre notion). How doe...
by Scientismist
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

Popper concluded that it is impossible to know that a theory is true based on observations (O); science can tell us only that the theory is false (or that it has yet to be refuted). He concluded that meaningful scientific statements are falsifiable. I have no problem with that at all. So can you te...
by Scientismist
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

Of course you're free to use the word in any way you wish but the fact remains that 'falsifiability' has a very specific meaning in the philosophy of science. Perhaps you can explain this difference to me? When I google for "falsifiability" I end up on the pages which describe my current use of the...
by Scientismist
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

You're going to cause confusion if you continue to conflate the terms on a philosophy forum. And yet you were perfectly capable of recognising that I mean the same thing by "falsifiability" and "falsification", so I guess your warning of confusion is somewhat unnecessary? You seem to have forgotten...
by Scientismist
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

Logik wrote: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:22 amI am talking about the same concept when I speak of "falsifiability" and "falsification"
I know you are.

The two terms have quite distinct meanings (particularly in philosophy).

You're going to cause confusion if you continue to conflate the terms on a philosophy forum.
by Scientismist
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

Logik wrote: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:36 am Testability is about confirmation of hypothesis/expectation/prediction.
Falsification is about disconfirmation of hypothesis/expectation/prediction.
As I suspected, you're confusing falsifiability (testability) with falsification (disproof).
by Scientismist
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

This objection makes no sense to me. What do you think the word 'falsifiable' means? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsifiability Essentially falsifiable means testable. If we substitute 'testable' for 'falsifiable' in your original statement: If a claim is testable in principle then it cannot poss...
by Scientismist
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4614
Views: 238284

Re: What could make morality objective?

Logik wrote: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:44 amIf a claim is falsifiable in principle then it cannot possibly be a 'true irrespective of what anybody believes or claims to know'!

To believe both at the same time is incoherent nonsense.
This objection makes no sense to me. What do you think the word 'falsifiable' means?
by Scientismist
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Doing Away With Scientism
Replies: 62
Views: 7671

Re: Doing Away With Scientism

Those activities are not science, and if you think they are, then you don't even have the bare basics down regarding what science is. For one thing, no experiments are involved in such observations, so how is it science? Common sense observations about the world do not involve science. The whole of...