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Unformatted text preview: Positivist, beliefs are based on facts, and if you can’t provide evidence for a belief then it’s not true. Appiah says that Positivism has skewed the language of values, and Positivists use this language to talk mostly to themselves. Without acknowledging that the same values are unifying everyone it’s going to be really hard to get along with them, and in fact makes any interaction at all pointless. In the end, two people that disagree will both think they are right and there will be nothing more to say. This kind of tolerance of another person’s values doesn’t benefit humanity at all....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course HON 306 taught by Professor Gooch&bennett during the Fall '07 term at E. Kentucky.
- Fall '07