Re: relativism vs equivalidity

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Nov 08 2001 - 07:51:10 MST

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> I would also add epistemic relativism: there might exist an objective
> morality, but we can't know with certainty which morality is right.

If, as noted scientists have theorized, morality derives from biology, then
our decisions about what is right also derive from biology. Plus, the tendency
to add epistemic relativism may have its congenital correlatives.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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