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Values and Secondary Qualities — John McDowell by Anonymous on March 24th, 2011, 5:31 pm
Essay 7 of Mind, value, and reality.

Although McDowell brings our attention to a certain disanalogy between secondary and evaluative properties (p.143), he does not take this to prevent his analogy between the former and the latter from granting the ("intersubjective") objectivity of one to the other. Thereby he acts to refute John Mackie's principle attack on the realism of evaluative properties.

One could attempt to capitalise upon the disanalogy McDowell presents in blocking this attack, but such a disanalogy trades upon an intuition whereby the genesis of an evaluative response is merited by the response's intentional object (ibid), which is something an anti-realist is not incapable of denying and thus something she ought not to accept.

Instead, circumnavigating the obstacle he poses might involve the denial of the applicability of his "secondary"...

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Designer Babies by Anonymous on April 22nd, 2014, 11:13 am
Scientific Question:
Could PGD be used to choose the sex of a baby?

A designer baby is a baby whose genetic makeup has been selected in order to eradicate a particular defect, or to ensure that a particular gene is present. In a way parents have the chance to play God by choosing what characteristics they want in their child. With the way the world is and technology advancing so much we will soon be able to choose they eye or hair color. PGD can be used to look at the sex of an embryo. The first PGD treatment was used to treat a sex-linked disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Only male babies can inherit this disease, so PGD was used to select female embryos which will not have the disease. Michael Sandel’s article, Designer Babies: The Problem with Genetic Engineering explains the growing debate on genetic engineering and if there should be limits to it what changes a parent can and can’t make to their child. Humans are born with a competitive nature to be able to do better tha...

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Open-mindedness by Sisyphus on October 22nd, 2009, 8:51 pm
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Galileo by Anonymous on June 17th, 2016, 6:53 am
HI I would like to say hello to everyone I am a new learner
and just a little hungry for more understanding on how are planet works.
my question for you today is why did 16th century famous scientist, like Galileo,newton ect
come up with the no god theory and what ideas that it was, that lead them to believe this .
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10 questions that every intelligent Christian must answer by Sisyphus on November 18th, 2009, 1:10 am
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