it’s going good

This post – in less overtly philosophical language… We can talk about what something factually is and we can also talk about what it is worth.  Science can tell us factually what a foetus is, but not what it is worth. We can talk about the way things ‘do’ behave, and we can also talk… Continue reading it’s going good

value & purpose

Whilst a quantitative ontology is perfectly useful for scientific study, only a qualitative ontology can make the necessary (qualitative) value judgments that form the foundation of ethics. Even the ‘obvious’ idea that suffering is ‘bad’ is a qualitative (‘bad’) ontological (‘is’) statement. And whilst a descriptive teleology is wonderful for observing how things ‘do’ tend… Continue reading value & purpose