Re: Evil ? (was: Hypostases (was: Natural Order & Belief)

From: 1Z <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 06:59:44 -0800

Bruno Marchal wrote:

> > It might seem
> > that there would be some consensus, for example that torturing
> > innocent people
> > is an example of "bad", but it is possible to assert without fear of
> > logical or
> > empirical contradiction that torturing innocent people is good.
> I disagree. Mainly for the reason alluded above. Please note I
> understand that there is no purely logical contradiction (f) in
> asserting that "torture" is good, but the purely logical operates at
> the third person level, in which there is no "pain" at all. Once you
> take incompleteness into account this should be much less evident, and
> much more fuzzy. There is nothing illogical with an altimeter (in a
> plane) giving a wrong information (like the plane is at altitude =
> 1000, instead of the correct 500), but you can understand this can lead
> to a catastrophe.

Assuming catastrophes are bad. But that hardly show that
falsehood and evil are identical, or even co-extensive.
There can be good falsehood (comforting illusions) and
ills that have nothing to do with falsehood.

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Received on Wed Dec 13 2006 - 10:00:47 PST

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