Re: MD Re: Is Morality relative?

From: Ian Glendinning (
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 01:34:25 GMT

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    Erin, so much better expressed than my own response.

    Art & Wit 1 : Cold Logic 0 (yet again)

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      From: Erin
      Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 10:04 PM
      Subject: Re: MD Re: Is Morality relative?

      Platt Holden <> wrote:

    > Why can't we just give up on the logical syllogisms and use common sense
    > dialectic, where everything is contingent -"In my opinion, I believe, etc."
    > prefixes every statement - rather than assuming every statement is some
    > formal assertion, to be challenged purely on logic, rather than intent.
    > This is the self destructive Catch-22, that makes me "run away" from
    > logical argument with people like yourself and (earlier on this board, I
    > sem to recall) DMB too.

        If you want to "run away" from reason and logic, i.e. intellect, OK by me.


        I thought logic and truth of the matter were independent issues in syllogisms, some assumptions are good to run away from

        All men are moral

        Hitler is a man.

        Therefore Hitler is moral

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