Thursday, December 03, 2009


Good philosophical post by Edward Feser.

It ends:

“But, but, but, but… naturalism just can’t be as groundless as that!” Wanna bet?

“But most contemporary academic philosophers are naturalists! How can they all be wrong?” Tsk tsk, come now, everyone knows that arguments from authority went out with the Middle Ages…

I've always found it interesting that the very same people who say, "Surely you cannot believe that an entire field of human intellectual endeavor (climate science, let us say, or Darwinism) has gotten it fundamentally wrong!" are precisely the same people who assert that essentially everyone across all fields of human intellectual endeavor got it fundamentally wrong in the Middle Ages.

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