Re: new to list

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 01:04:42 MDT

On Tuesday, August 28, 2001 7:54 PM David G. McDivitt
> >But are you not making the claim here that this is objective truth? You
> >making claims about knowledge that are either true or false. If they are
> >true, how can you know it, since you are conditioned by the same things.
> >(Knowledge is knowledge -- even knowledge about other knowledge.) Thus,
> >they're would be refuted. If they are false, then ditto.
> >This by no means solves all epistemological problems, but it clears the
> >to better understanding.
> I don't think your comments "clear the path to better understanding at
> all". Your comments are nihilistic, only. They offer no new inspiration.
> You are simply saying I cannot know anything from my metaphysical model
> because you don't know anything from yours.

Not at all. What I am saying is that your view contradicts itself. Ergo,
it is wrong -- at least, when taken to its radical extreme. If it does so,
then it must be rejected.

I make no claims to ignorance. Nor do I see your claims as sound. You
build on the foundations you seek to undermine. This is similar to what
pancritical rationalism does. (See "Comments on Pancritical Rationalism" at

> If my view is in error, give me something to replace it with.

You must replace it yourself.

> I do give
> the realist something to replace realism with.

You offer only a contradiction to replace a form of naive realism. Do you
believe this refutes all realism?


Daniel Ust
  See "A Dialogue On Happiness" at:

"One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked.
Depravities are real." -- Klaus Kinski

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