10 January 2008

In my opinion...

So, if there are choices among principles and no one code is ultimately authoritative (even if/especially when it claims to be so), then are we really only left with mere opinions for rules for deciding how to act?

And if holding principles necessarily leads to conflict and war, is that so bad?

If principles are mere opinions...

"Nothing grounds our practices, nothing legitimizes them, nothing shows them to be in touch with the way things are," says Richard Rorty in "From Logic to Language to Play." (1986).

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