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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NUMBER SIX

Here it is, the sixth lecture on the Critique.  A warning:  This one is hard, very much in the weeds.  Enjoy!

4 comments:

Ted Talbot said...

Outstanding presentation!

Lawrence Rowland said...

Thanks so much. Following closely.
It sounds like there is no further reading required for next week? I will take a break and read some commentary.

Daniel Langlois said...
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Daniel Langlois said...

You get into a primer on the anthropic principle, here! The Strong Antropic Principle has been called a teleological argument, and has even been called a solipsistic argument, and also has been called just what science has tried to avoid since Galileo's time, and a rather naive believer (your mileage may vary) might be tempted to take it as an argument in favor of the existence of God, who in His wisdom, would have planned the world as a suitable abode for His creature: Man.

I tend to think that the term “anthropic” is a misnomer, and that many “anthropic principles” are simply confused, but.. it's a lot of intellectual fun.