This month’s Socrates Café question:

“Can we hold two totally contradictory beliefs?”

Well, what type you?

6 Responses to “May ’09 Socrates Café”
  1. brad rothman says:

    …at first i thought a belief is a state where intended truth follows. but there is another type of belief. for example: i believe the troops should go forward. here the belief is not seeking truth but rather an intention–a result or course of action with an intended result. so one could have a belief which intends a result. in light of this is becomes more evident contradictory beliefs may be held at the same time. as one may be conflicted that various courses of action may produce the same result..

  2. lulu says:

    i have a homosexual friend who thinks “gay marriage should stay illegal.”

  3. brad rothman says:

    …this seems like an apparent contradiction at first. It would be analagous to saying: I believe in love but not marriage.

  4. Bruce says:

    Great conversation and yeoman’s job of moderating —check this out—I
    believe it will speak to many of the paths our conversation took Monday night—remember while listening, this is a scientist speaking, who has researched this subject and in this clip has been asked to explain his findings in a political context and has used his conclusions to explain how they apply in a specific context — but the science is not limited to the political.
    George P. Lakoff

  5. brad rothman says:

    Come on XXXXX: In Philosohy it is the Greek montra: “Know thy self”. Now let’s try, “Thinking for thyself”.

  6. Cherry Hill says:

    What do you think of the old Hialeah days? The old Croly, Shaw, and Giaquinto days.