[FoRK] materialism

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Sat Dec 29 16:52:17 PST 2007

On Dec 29, 2007, at 5:01 PM, Jef Allbright wrote:

> On 12/29/07, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Dec 29, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
>>
>>> For example, do you also
>>> consider belief in things like "love" and "beauty" aspects of
>>> mysticism? Or do you have a way to define so-called "transcendent"
>>> values in material terms?
>>
>> Sidebar:  can these things be quantified, or do they have to be
>> unquantifiable / ineffable in order to "matter?"
>
> Seems to me we can quantify degree of **agreement** on "the
> ineffable", and that's plenty good enough.

I dunno, Jef.  I suspect that there are some who would argue that  
"quantifying" such things inherently undermines their quality, and  
therefore significance. And therein, the rub.  And all that.

jb



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