[lbo-talk] Altruism

Miles Jackson cqmv at pdx.edu
Wed Aug 10 11:18:27 PDT 2011

On 8/10/2011 10:24 AM, Shane Mage wrote:
> Dropping the words "all" (many concepts are just wrong) and "spring
> from" (many correct concepts derive from other correct concepts--that
> is what rationality means for humans) we are left with the correct
> concept that all correct concepts *correspond* directly or (generally)
> indirectly to basic sensory perceptions (which is why diagrams are
> essential to the teaching of geometry). This is neither Nominalism
> nor its cousin Idealism. Its just (platonic) Realism or its cousin
> (hegelian/marxian) "Dialectical Materialism."

It's reassuring to know that you have the meta-sensory apparatus to accurately determine that the "correct concepts" correspond to your "basic sensory perceptions". (You recognize the unavoidable epistemological regress here, yes?)


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