Re: [XTalk] Re: Value-free scholarship? (metaphysics)
- Antonio Jerez wrote:
<Horace Jeffre Hodges wrote:>
<<Modal logic limits the possible in metaphysics. The
principle of contradiction, for instance, would not be
denied -- on pain of self-refutation -- by the vast
majority of metaphysicians. Whatever is
self-contradictory is necessarily false.>>
<I think you should tell that to the metaphysicians
They know it already.
<Simple logic has never hindered theologians and other
metaphysicians in all religions from breaking against
even the logical self-contradictions that you claim
exist even in a purely theoretical discipline like
Nor scientists nor historians in their more empirical
<It hasn't hindered muslim conservatives from claiming
that a just God can do things that appear to be unjust
to us but aren't just because God does them or
Christians claiming that it is possible to be both
human and god at the same time. This is what I meant
by stating that everything is possible in
Then you need to aim more precisely at specific
targets, not all of whom are metaphysicians.
Anyway, this listserve -- I realize -- isn't the
proper place to debate about the status of
metaphysics, so I'll drop the issue here.
Horace Jeffery Hodges (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley)
Hanshin University (Korean Theological University)
447-791 Kyunggido, Osan-City
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