On 7/8/2011 8:08 PM, Rex Allen wrote:
On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 11:01 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net
On 7/8/2011 7:35 PM, Constantine Pseudonymous wrote:
it makes so much sense.....
the doctrine of physicalism is in the least on the same plane
idealistic metaphysics, especially some form of objective
But in my eye… the fairer judgment is that some form of idealistic
metaphysics is in fact situated a step above physicalism in
probability and satisfactory of coherence.
And has idealistic metaphysics ever made a successful prediction
or informed a useful product?
Metaphysics has nothing to do with prediction. Metaphysics is about
interpretation and meaning.
But the metaphysics of materialism has been the philosophical guide of
science since the renaissance. Idealism has been the metaphysics of
mystics and charlatans.
In other words: What do we make of the fact that these predictions
were successful (or not)? What does this mean with respect to our
beliefs about what kinds of things exist?
The things we take to exist are the elements of our successful models.
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