Monday, 10 October 2011

You cannot build on moving sands (Part 7 of 9)


Relativists refrain from questioning their actions and convictions. They consider life unpredictable and causality unfathomable.

When they propose improvements, they present them as opinions. When they present opinions, they treat them as facts. When reality belies their philosophy, they reply that both are true but that none of them matter.

Turning around in ethical circles is exhausting. Behaviour A may be encouraged on Monday, elevated to supreme virtue on Tuesday, and discarded on Wednesday.

Behaviour B may become fashionable on Thursday, lose popularity on Friday, and be written off on Saturday. A new doctrine might be embraced on Sunday, but for how long?

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by StuSeeger under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

You cannot build on moving sands (Part 7 of 9)


Relativists refrain from questioning their actions and convictions. They consider life unpredictable and causality unfathomable.

When they propose improvements, they present them as opinions. When they present opinions, they treat them as facts. When reality belies their philosophy, they reply that both are true but that none of them matter.

Turning around in ethical circles is exhausting. Behaviour A may be encouraged on Monday, elevated to supreme virtue on Tuesday, and discarded on Wednesday.

Behaviour B may become fashionable on Thursday, lose popularity on Friday, and be written off on Saturday. A new doctrine might be embraced on Sunday, but for how long?

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by StuSeeger under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]