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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 10:04:19 AM »
Classical logic is a necessary precondition for the possibility of disagreement, among countless other things we take for granted. If, for example, classical logic is not valid then you cannot say you and your friend exist in the first place, much less can you say you are talking to each other about the same subject matter. Which is to say that my answer to your question is that your question is unintelligible and literally meaningless unless classical logic is universally valid.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:52:33 AM »
If I say "the historic orthodox Christian view is correct" then how with the resources of your worldview would you dispute this claim? If you deny classical logic then how do you say I am mistaken? Moreover, how could you deny classical logic anyway? What does it mean to deny classical logic on your view?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:44:39 AM »
Are you asking me why people disagree? Or are you asking me how one goes "outside" his viewpoint to compare his viewpoint to another's?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:38:07 AM »
You've implied that you think Quine's view rebuts mine, which makes little sense if his view is "correct". Those that hold to my worldview or one like it seek truth as the highest epistemic virtue. What are you after if not truth?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:33:41 AM »
Why argue for your view at all?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:26:52 AM »
A reference to Quine is hardly a rebuttal. The non-cognitive response "Bleh" is ironically appropriate once you've discarded classical logic.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:24:43 AM »
A man can no more have his own private truth than can he have his own private sun and moon.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:19:01 AM »
If knowledge means anything at all then it means nothing at all. This epistemic relativism leads to a radical skepticism that undermines the intelligibility of life. Even the most impoverished form of solipsism becomes indefensible on this view.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:16:10 AM »
I suppose that depends on what "comma" means by experience. More to the point, on what grounds would you or "comma" deny or doubt my definition of knowledge (justified true belief) if classical propositional logic (laws of non-contradiction, excluded middle, identity) were not an item of absolute knowledge?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:10:49 AM »
Are you saying there's no fact of the matter as to whether or not the earth is flat?

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