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by RCSaunders
Wed May 20, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: What could make morality objective?

As for the OT injunctions, they have to do with the legal system of the nation of Israel. You know, IC, this is why people do not believe Christians are honest. As soon as there is something about the absolute law of God one doesn't like, like the scribes and Pharisees, they rationalize the laws ou...
by RCSaunders
Wed May 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 33
Views: 531

Re: Certain Knowledge

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 5:21 am
Point is you can never be absolute certain of anything ...
So, you are not certain of that. How odd. You argue as though you thought you were certain.
by RCSaunders
Wed May 20, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: RC

Lying to someone intent on doing you harm to prevent that harm is actually a virtue. I always lie on all government question forms because I regard the government a dangerous enemy. Bein' untruthful with an enemy is self-defense. Lyin' to an ally or non-adversarial stranger is wrong. Doesn't every ...
by RCSaunders
Wed May 20, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: What could make morality objective?

At the risk of being misunderstood and having to explain forever what I mean... If I ask the same question of each of the other commandments would you have the same answer, that it is moral to obey the commandment and immoral to disobey it? Well, with certain provisos. For example, the commandment ...
by RCSaunders
Tue May 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: What could make morality objective?

Belinda wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:16 pm
No. I mean it's sentient it feels pain and terror.
It might, but you cannot possibly know it. You cannot even know what the conscious experience of another human being is, much less a bird.
by RCSaunders
Tue May 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: What could make morality objective?

I'm interested only in what you mean by moral. So, in your own terms, in what way is the commandment, "honor your mother and father," moral. Is it moral to obey that commandment? Is it immoral to disobey that commandment? Well, obviously, both. ... That wasn't so hard was it? At the risk of being m...
by RCSaunders
Tue May 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: What could make morality objective?

I can't really respond to your question until I know what you're actually asking there, RC. Can you clarify? I'm not assigning a meaning to any of those words. Well, the term "moral fact" was actually Peter's...and my assumption that I can make sense of his request is, perhaps, too hasty. At the ve...
by RCSaunders
Tue May 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: What could make morality objective?

Is, "Honor your father and mother," a moral fact or principle? Is it objective? Is it absolute? Your question highlights what seems to a feature of man's psychology, that bein' the impulse to needlessly complexify shit . Seems to me: we need to get to the root . Quite apart from whether I'm right o...
by RCSaunders
Tue May 19, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 33
Views: 531

Re: Certain Knowledge

Philosophers and sundry pseudo-intellectual academics, psychologists, religionists, and mystics can tell you with absolute certainty that certain knowledge is not possible. .. As usual you are being to rhetorical thus misleading. What is true is; Philosophers [of philosophy-proper] and all rational...
by RCSaunders
Tue May 19, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: What could make morality objective?

As for producing a moral fact, I'll happily go forward with that, ... Is, "Honor your father and mother," a moral fact or principle? Is it objective? Is it absolute? Just for clarification. Well, what do you mean by "moral fact "? Do you mean "objectively moral"? Or are you crossing the fact-value ...
by RCSaunders
Tue May 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3718
Views: 128945

Re: What could make morality objective?

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:10 pm
As for producing a moral fact, I'll happily go forward with that, ...
Is, "Honor your father and mother," a moral fact or principle? Is it objective? Is it absolute?

Just for clarification.
by RCSaunders
Mon May 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: There Are No Miracles
Replies: 33
Views: 443

Re: There Are No Miracles

The body of established science is not at all in question but is so well established it is taken for granted At the end of the nineteenth century it was thought that physics was virtually complete - that was until Quantum Mechanics was discovered Newtons Law Of Universal Gravitation was accepted wi...
by RCSaunders
Sun May 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: There Are No Miracles
Replies: 33
Views: 443

Re: There Are No Miracles

And that's where it ends for me. I don't need to resort to pejorative narratives such as "justify their superstitions mean" to belittle people's vocation of their emotions. It would only be a pejorative if you regard superstition as something to be judged. I didn't judge superstition, I just pointe...
by RCSaunders
Sun May 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: There Are No Miracles
Replies: 33
Views: 443

Re: There Are No Miracles

No because science is not deductive so therefore knowledge pertaining to observable reality can only be provisional But since science is an eternally self correcting discipline then with new knowledge it becomes less wrong over time I'm not certain how this view of science became ubiquitous, but it...
by RCSaunders
Sun May 17, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: There Are No Miracles
Replies: 33
Views: 443

Re: There Are No Miracles

Science makes no claim about the nature of reality but simply studies observable phenomena and its properties Whether reality is real or objective is an ontological question so is therefore one for philosophy not for science. That's right! Science is based on the unstated premise that observed phen...