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July 16, 2003

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Comments on De Long 1, Nozick 0.:

Fred ::: (view all by) ::: July 17, 2003, 05:23 AM:

I picked up a Robert Nozick book at a book sale and mistook it for a piece of crank literature; I bought it for a laugh and was chagrined when I realized that the author was an eminent Harvard prof.

This was the jacket excerpt which confused me:
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"Truth is embedded in space-time and is relative to it. However, truth is not socially relative among human beings (extraterrestrials are another matter). Objective facts are invariant under specified transformations; objective beliefs are arrived at by a process in which biasing factors do not play a significant role. Necessity's domain is contracted (there are no important metaphysical necessities; water is not necessarily H20)"

David Moles ::: (view all by) ::: July 22, 2003, 05:57 PM:

Well, that’s Objectivism in a nutshell, isn’t it?