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How would you explain the is-ought dichotomy to an "Objectivist"?

I've recently met someone who identifies as an "Objectivist." I'm a moral nihilist, so naturally, I asked about the is-ought problem. His response was frustrating. He claims that Rand avoids ...
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What determines the value of money?

The value of money can be defined as the cost to produce it. It costs, say, 1, to produce 10 000 000 coins or notes, while digital money costs virtually nothing. Of course, it can also be that it ...
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If knowledge is structural, does "confirmation bias" follow of necessity?

That 'knowledge' is structural is fairly uncontroversial. Although there are certainly different types, I would like for sake of this question to characterize (what I see as) a generalization of the ...
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How do finite processes and endless mathematical objects relate to reality?

There seem to be several philosophers who believe science (plus human norms for Sellars) can in principle leave no unanswered questions about reality. I would call this finite or exhaustible. Sellars: ...
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How can we form normative value judgement about technology without knowing all the use cases of technology?

It makes sense to define a normative value system for "axiomatic" values. For example that all humans should have the same rights. However when it comes to technology I fail to see how it is ...