Open Thread, May 1-14, 2013

Without going into the details, you could hypothesize a simple mind than automatically rejects any argument. This would by itself prove the No Universally Compelling Arguments theory.


That would do it, though it may only attack a straw man: the thesis that the, say, categorical imperative is universally compelling is not the thesis that the CI is universally persuasive. Rather, I think the thought is that we are all rationally committed to the CI, whether we know or admit this or not.

Open Thread, May 1-14, 2013

by whpearson 1 min read1st May 2013649 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.