Explain why someone should prefer truth over falsehood without making a pragmatic argument.

Explain why someone should prefer truth over falsehood without making a pragmatic argument.

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because lying is evil

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >without making a pragmatic argument
    lmao

    why else would you OP? that's exactly why the truth is so important and why people who are led to believe lies are scammed and taken advantage of.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >people who are led to believe lies are scammed and taken advantage of.
      So falsehood is good for the liar, right?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It wrecks mutual trust which is a fundament of societies (so it's good for the enemies of society yadda yadda)

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, it's not, although that's still a "pragmatic argument". What would a "nonpragmatic argument" regarding ethics even look like? You're still fixing everything to
        >Doing X produces results that benefit you.

        >God's commandments appear in physical form, a practical argument
        What? How does that follow?

        israelites and many neochristians believe that Halakha, that is israeli law, is a big immaterial machine running in the background of reality, and that the world plugs into it. This is how they can have their cake and eat it too regarding Realism and Nominalism: Halakha is real, the world is just a big Nominal smear, things are real in as much as they plug into X shaped holes on Halakha.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You have to pair it with an ability.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    In the end it doesn't matter if you prefer falsehoods over truth. Reality will always win.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the mental discipline to value the truth and try to arrive at it is valuable even if it is never applied practically. This is especially important to historians. It does not matter who built stone henge or why, it won't get any of us pussy, but to want to figure out what happened and to be able to is a sign of excellence. Only people who don't get pussy sacrifice everything for it.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Explain why someone should [pragmatic argument] truth over falsehood without making a pragmatic argument.
    I admit that will be difficult OP

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because lying is evil

      did it

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        define evil without a pragmatic argument

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          The absence of good

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            define good without a pragmatic argument

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            that which God commands

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            God's commandments appear in physical form, a practical argument. To say nothing of their many human curators

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >God's commandments appear in physical form, a practical argument
            What? How does that follow?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's not the word of god per se, it's a tablet that's supposed to be god's word. If somebody broke the rock, we would lose access. There's no commandments without moses. What you're really saying is, good is what the priesthood translates from god. Very pragmatic.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >moses
            Osmosis.

            I'm seeing his presence everywhere now. Is this what it means to speak and hear in tounges? This is borderline schizophrenia, but it's all making sense.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            "moses" is an egyptian name
            egyptians were obsessed with life after death, there's no reason why we should be

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're shifting the question to how we have access to God's commandments. I answered all your questions without making a pragmatic argument.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not OP, but I agree that you did. However, I feel like this definition game will go on forever without pragmatism, and it will serve no purpose. It reminds me of nihlism. It's a meaningless exercise without pragmatism.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            But now that I have defined good and evil we can make pragmatic arguments because we have something to base it on (that isn't pragmatic itself)

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            how do you know god's word without an actual word?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Non pragmatic arguments are all relative. They have no meaning or purpose unless they relate to reality. This is why, when AI talks to itself, it just eventually creates a nonsense language.

            In the beginning of the creation of heaven and earth, elohim sees something, defines it, and decides if it's good or not.

            What many people don't realize, is that elohom create by division. The formless void was already there.

            You are elohim.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Eventually there needs to be a machine to run the code, otherwise, what is the point of the code? Even a computer has a screen. How can code exist in a vacuum? That would just be nothingness.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        By answering the question, you're giving a pragmatic argument because preference implies a rational judgment. Your answer would work if the question was why choose truth

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This question reminds me of the movie pi, where the guy just keeps looking for the code, then he drills out his brain and finds peace by sitting in a park, looking at trees.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >lobotomize yourself to find peace

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The analogy would be that it's a rabbit hole, or infinite loop. I am not suggesting anyone drill out their brain, but if you are obsessive compulsive, you might want to stop and smell the roses.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Without a pragmatic reason, I suppose that this, "someone" should do it, simply because they are told to, or programmed to. I can't think of any other reason. Without pragmatism, then how can you judge the code?

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    do you want to be like the people who pretend trannies are real women

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