On 26 November 2013 12:32, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 November 2013 23:17, Alberto G. Corona <agocor...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2013/11/25 Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com>
> >> On 25 November 2013 12:35:50 am AEDT, Samiya Illias wrote:
> >> Bruno asks: "Should we search, or not, for a reason behind the physical
> >> reality?"
> >> We must, otherwise this life itself doesn't make any sense. There has to
> >> be a purpose, and there has to be some sort of an outcome.
> >> But why can't life lack sense and purpose? What logical or empirical law
> >> would that break?
> > You implicitly are saying:
> > 1) The only and certain purpose is to act according with the laws. So
> > is a purpose, although not personal purpose
> > 2)These laws are ultimate causes and conform the matter, make it be, so
> > such, They are beyond and prior to nature, that is, They are
> > and
> > 3)All the Laws are known.
> I'm saying that there is no logical reason why there should be any
> purpose to life. What "purpose" means is pretty vague but I take it as
> something over and above your (1). Atheists may find "purpose" in,
> say, living a happy life or contributing to society, but there is no
> logical reason for those things to happen either.
A purpose to life presupposes something like God. Only sentient beings have
purposes, at least if the word is being used in its generally accepted
sense. Wiktionary gives...
1. An object <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/object> to be
a target <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/target>; an
a goal <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/goal>.
2. A result that is desired; an
3. The act of intending <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/intend> to do
something; resolution <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/resolution>;
4. The subject <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/subject> of
the point at issue <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/issue>.
5. The reason <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/reason> for which something
is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way.
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