Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Facts and Values

I tried to add my $.02 to the discussion on XGH, but it's like shouting into a hurricane. And then someone confirmed what I'd been trying to say with a pithy academic reference...

I'm coming late to this thread, but there's a significant amount of modern philosophy concerning the fact/value dichotomy. For example, consider reading Hilary Putnam's "The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy" which I enjoyed. Putnam talks about fact/value entanglement, the idea that in order to state a lot of obvious "factual" statements you need to make use of "value-laden" language.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

your 0.02 cents was not wasted!

October 07, 2009 4:15 PM  

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