"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Robert J. Bradbury wrote,
>> You're in over my head here, since I've yet to >> read either of them (though Russell is in the >> library), I'd have to defer to Max. My >> philosophy pursuits always seem to get side-tracked >> pending other nearer term stuff. I suspect I'll >> end up doing the cram course the week before I'm >> scheduled to upload, then just as I'm about to >> step into the transfer chamber, it will hit me >> -- "Oh no, this process is pointless too!"
> Logically, existence cannot have a purpose,
> because teleology assumes an entity external to
> the goal meta-system under consideration.
Maybe, but an individual's life can't be argued on these grounds not to have a purpose (since there are things external to it).
> I think Transhumanists become their own worst
> enemies in proportion as they fail to transcend
> philosophy to embrace science, especially the
> science of subjectivity.
Seems odd, since science is a subset of philosophy.
-- Brian Manning Delaney <firstname.lastname@example.org> (No need to CC replies to me.)