Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Supervisory Demons of False Assumptions

"Those attracted to nominalism usually seek to press it as far as it can go, and understandably so. For if one's nominalism is motivated by a desire to defend materialism or naturalism, there isn't much point to being selective about it, since to admit that at least some sorts of abstract (hence non-material and non-natural) objects exist seriously weakens the plausibility of materialism or naturalism as a general position."

--Edward Feser, The Last Superstition, 2008, 274-275.