at1with0 wrote:Your quote said: This means that an objective account of the nature of an object does not draw on any assumptions, values or prejudices of a particular subject and thus can be universally accepted.
I said: Assumptions like the three laws of thought. You know, identity, noncontradiction, and excluded middle. It looks like in science those assumptions are made.
In some philosophies, the law of identity is not taken to be an assumption but is taken to be a fact that cannot be refuted.
The genius forums contain sages of ancient wisdom and if you wish to argue that the law of identity is only an assumption, they are the ones you must convince. It is impossible to say that the law of identity is an assumption without destroying your own argument because in order to do so, you must use identity, which thusly invalidates your argument.http://theabsolute.net/phpBB/