[MD] Julian Baggini: This is what the clash of civilisations is really about
Jan Anders Andersson
jananderses at telia.com
Wed May 20 01:04:05 PDT 2015
Doesn’t that show the dichotomy between a social moral, which is defined by a group excluding other groups, and the intellectual moral level, where scientific concepts are the same for any individual?
The Zip Codes for New York City, The number of states in the USA, E=MC2, Thermodynamics and algebraics etc.
All the best
> 19 maj 2015 x kl. 20:35 skrev John Carl <ridgecoyote at gmail.com>:
> Perhaps the most powerful idea to filter through from the universities to
> the streets was articulated by Foucault, who adapted and popularised the
> Nietzschean idea that what passes for truth is actually no more than power.
> There are no facts, only attempts to impose your view on the world by
> fixing it as "The Truth". This idea is now so mainstream that even a
> conservative like Donald Rumsfeld could complain about those who lived in
> the "reality-based community", arguing "that's not the way the world really
> works anymore ... when we act, we create our own reality."
> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 6:36 AM, Ron Kulp <xacto at rocketmail.com> wrote:
>> "Unless we can make a convincing case that the choice is not between
>> relativism or dogmatism, more and more people will reject the former and
>> embrace the latter. When they do, those who helped create the impression
>> that modern, secular rationality leaves everything up for grabs in the
>> marketplace of belief will have to take their share of the blame."
>>> On May 17, 2015, at 9:30 AM, Ron Kulp <xacto at rocketmail.com> wrote:
>>> I know Baggini is not too well favored here but he does make an
>> interesting observation much akin to RMP
>>> In regard to cultural crisis and the return to conservative dogma.
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