"I don't consider myself a skeptic"
I figured that out long ago.
From: Mark R. Orel <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, January 28,[masked]:28 AM
Subject: Re: [humanism-174] Re: Postmodernism
I don't consider myself a skeptic. Postmodernism can be nihilistic
you take it that way, I don't. Right now I have anchors to this
I currently experience. Once those anchors are gone my perspective
may change. I just want to know if there is an objective reality,
there is, what it is.
It has impacted my life. I ask questions I would never have thought
On[masked]:07, Mike wrote:
appears to be another name for epistemological nihilism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihilism
While I agree that I cannot know for certain that I have a job
and will go to this job on Monday morning, nevertheless, I
believe that I do and will act as if I do. Perhaps, reality is
a Matrix world that is unreal, a software construct downloaded
into our brains. But, how would having such a belief impact
one's life? This sort of nihilism that denies objective reality
would lead to some interesting behavior and outcomes. Holding
such a POV would have low survival value. But, in a Matrix
world, what difference would it make?
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