Posted: Mar 31, 2018 12:46 am
by jamest
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
jamest wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
jamest wrote:I'm not a mathematician, yet respect the intelligence and genius required to be a good one. However, from a philosophical perspective I'd like to explore the value of ALL mathematical proofs. That is, I'm not denying that some (if not most) are valuable. I'm just curious as to whether they're ALL valuable. I mean, I saw Cali's post here:

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/fun-g ... l#p2623602

Lots of 'proofs'. Do they ALL have metaphysical potential and hence value? That's what I want to discuss.

Does metaphysics have value?

Of course metaphysics has value.

Demonstrate James, don't asssert.

jamest wrote:That's why we're all blowing each other up with explosives, etc..

I don't know in what kind of alternate reality you find yourself, but don't presume to speak for others.

Every single action we take is based upon our own metaphysical values. The reality we realise. This should be fucking obvious, but if it's not then consider that if you consider yourself to BE a physical human-being then that's going to have profound repercussions for the decisions that you thereafter make. Likewise, if you're a theist, the same. Moreover, depending upon the kind of theist you are, whether you'll use terrorism or reason to communicate your 'truth'.

Human history has been a metaphysical debate/war since day one. Still is.