Philosophy For Aliens
Geoffrey Berg, a graduate of Cambridge University, England has launched his innovative new book ‘Philosophy For Aliens’.
It may well cause much controversy since it argues that many long held human assumptions are incompatible with Logic.
‘Philosophy For Aliens’ argues that from whatever perspective (human, alien or artificial intelligence) things are viewed there are limits to knowledge caused by an inevitable ‘universal uncertainty’ which constitutes a ‘philosophical black hole’.
The main points Geoffrey Berg argues for (which contrast with the doctrines of all classical or leading philosophers) include:
- For most everyday and other knowledge people rely on an apparent regularity or ‘nexus of causality’ in their environment. Yet in future this ‘nexus of causality’ may well break down.
- No intellect can be certain of the extent of the Universe in either Time or Space or ultimately of its own relationship to the Universe as a whole.
- This ‘Universal Uncertainty’ would apply to any otherwise potential monotheistic God. Therefore it is impossible for a monotheistic God to exist.
- ‘Universal Uncertainty’ is applicable not only in logical terms but also if much Logic exists beyond human understanding (because on the same principle it could then exist beyond anything else’s understanding) or even if Logic were wrong or inapplicable (because that would only lead to greater, more widespread ignorance and uncertainty, not greater knowledge).
- There is no such thing as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ inherent in the Universe. It is just a conceit or delusion of human minds to imagine that there is. What people can do in moral terms is formulate pragmatic conventions for human living.
Geoffrey Berg looks forward to participating in any controversy that his novel yet logically incontrovertible propositions (advocated and explained in greater detail in his book Philosophy for Aliens) may arouse.
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