Response to Dominick, new member here, sent letter to RRS
"You seem to have an obvious stated dependance on reason..which I think is great..and thus seem to imply that you agree that reason is dependable, realiable, and the that it is to be used for measuring truth about reality, no?"
Agreed. Reason has proven itself over and over again. Also, to refute reason or logic, demands that one use reason or logic to refute it. Ergo, Logic and Reason are invincible. For to its impossible to refute.
"What would you say are the principles of reason you hold to?"
1) Believe only that which the evidence supports. As David Hume once said "the rational man proportions his beliefs to the evidence." Also, people of reason are people who support science.
3) Are the reasons for accepting a given proposition good? If not, one should reject the given proposition.
these are the three basic ones.
"Are they objective?"
Of course. Thats the definition of reason.
"What grounds reason?"
Reason itself. Reason is justified, in and of itself. Also, to refute reason, one must rely on reason. Hence, reason and logic are invincible.
"Is it necessary and unchanging, thus reliable or not?"
There are some truths which are necessary. For instance P or not P is a tautology...which means, its always true; atleast, in 2 valued logic.
Others, change. As the evidence changes, so should our belief structure. And yes, its reliable.
Rational Response Squad
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