Re: The Triumph of Reason over Sophistry (was Re: capitalist religion)

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 19:57:48 MDT

On Saturday, July 21, 2001 4:55 PM Russell Blackford
> J.R. told us why he thinks philosophy is useless.
> In answer, I say: (1) this is a narrow view of philosophy (there is no
> dividing line between philosophy and science);

I agree, though it's a separate argument over the validity of pancritical
rationalism. Molloy could be right about philosophy -- all of philosophy,
which is like saying all science is useless because most scientific theories
are wrong (most have been rejected, no?) -- and pancritical rationalism
could still be self-contradictory according to its own arguments.

> (2) FWIW, I think that Daniel
> Ust's critique of pancritical rationalism is convincing.

Glad to see someone does. I didn't actually think this was a difficult
point to demonstrate.


Daniel Ust
    See the brief piece that J. R. Molloy fears to answer in other than ad
hominem attacks:

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