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If giving preference to a certain group of people (in this case, employees of a given company) does not come at the expense of people outside that group, it is ok. However, in this case the question is trickier, since ventilators don't operate by themselves, i.e. they need the attention of highly qualified medical personnel. Disconnecting a person to ...


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I recommend you take a look at Joseph Heath's discussion of the later work of Jurgen Habermas. Habermas attempts to establish precisely what you are proposing. Specifically, in the case of normative inference he proposes 'right' rather that rather than 'truth' as the designated value. Heath convincingly shows that whilst appealing it is in fact impossible ...


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What you call "physical reality" was called by Kant noumenon or thing-in-itself. We can't know it, we don't know it, we have no access to it. Its counterpart is phenomenon, what we can perceive and cognize, which is subjective for every individual. Reality is just a structure of ideas, based on perception, that exists in each individual mind. Therefore, a “...


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Math is based on logic and logic is based on physical experience. Therefore there is no difference between physical and mathematical "truths" other than the level of abstraction. You could of course make up alternative logics that are not based on experience, but these wouldnt lead to any useable "truth". If mathematically I define bananas to be the same as ...


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The proof of physical truth is your own consciousness. Your direct awareness of some phenomena cannot be proved by any external or material means. In this sense, your direct conscious experience of Sun in undemonstrable (and all people know this). At the same time you have no doubt that you are experiencing the Sun. And you don't need any proof because you ...


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Mathematics largely deals with formal systems. For example, much of modern mathematics can be constructed in terms of set theory. Once the formal system is established, mathematical "truths" are derived based on the formal rules of the system. If we consider chess as another example of a formal system, then a true statement is loosely equivalent to a ...


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