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Old 04-25-2006, 01:37 AM   #15
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Re: Does life have a purpose?

Originally Posted by littledoc
You seem to adhere to a mindset that if something can't be observed or quantified, it's irrelevant. But "purpose" is by definition a qualitative concept, so you defeat the "purpose" of your own question with circular reasoning. Asking if life has a purpose requires first accepting that purpose is a possibility, which means accepting that qualitative aspects of our existance are relevant.

p.s. Not to mention that "relevance" is also a qualitative concept.

In philosophical terms, it's called begging the question and ontological committments respectively (or how the quality of thought determines the quantity of thinking).
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