Re: new to list

From: Russell Blackford (
Date: Sat Aug 25 2001 - 18:33:43 MDT

David said

>I do not agree with people who say morality does not exist because there
>are no facts to support it. What is a fact? Isn't a fact just what you,
>me, or someone has chosen to be significant? Saying there are no facts
>to support morality implies there are facts to support something else.
>Is anything really supported by facts? No.

Sorry, the answer is "yes". Facts are often supported by other facts.

Anyway, there are plenty of factual propositions that are simply true, and
pretty much certain. For example, as I write this I am sitting at my
computer, here in Melbourne, Australia. Short of some kind of Cartesian
metaphysical doubt (deceiving demons, etc; the logical possibility that I am
a brain in a vat in Russia), I pretty much know this for sure.



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