If someone denied all building blocks of rationality, would disproving their denials one at a time be the path to their passive acceptance?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    That might be one path of achieving that, but the muzzle of a loaded gun is often more effective and expeditious. 

  • P
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    No. Hence the difference between knowledge and belief

  • 3 weeks ago

    Denial is a tough nut to crack. People willing to do that are not rational. "proof" is a rational thing. I find it best to leave such people alone.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, it wouldn't.

    And by now Hercules I would have thought that you yourself would have -considering your time & effort invested here asking & answering questions (more lately of the former rather than the latter) - been more skeptical and less trite about anyone (building) all (of) the BUILDING BLOCKS OF RATIONALITY.

    Whoever would do such a thing?

    Here too in the Philosophy Category?

    Where exactly would we start ; where would I start for instance (of less

    importance where would j153e have started his known floored old

    subjective philosophy method, "induction" I believe he calls it).

    Can't YOU remember where or when you started to first learn-about-some

    -of-the building blocks of rationality?

    Because perhaps if you could remember & let us here know then possibly

    either the subjective philosophers here ("P" & j153e et al) or myself could

    help to show if what you there learned WAS, in fact, rational.

    Or not as the case may be.

    Source(s): Its definitely not a naïve childish source-of-rationality like that of the subjective philosopher's here. Like MTY's contribution.... how exactly does one disprove the IDEAS OF SOMEONE WHO DENIES RATIONALITY ? (!)
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  • 4 weeks ago

    How do you disprove the ideas of someone who denies rationality?

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes! And one can appreciate the value of the retrospective

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    If they are without prejudice, negative attitudes, or hidden agendas,

    proof might work but that type of denier could influence allies to complicate matters, therefore, it may irresponsible to offer  a definitive reply

    without knowing the context of the situation though I think you get the gist.   

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Some people will actively deny anything regardless of the 'proof' presented to to the contrary.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You can't reason with someone who refuses to acknowledge reason

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