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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...n". As usual, Judaism was there first, agonizing over similar moral conflicts. Two Jewish sayings amount to a reluctant admission of the relativity... ...as many drawbacks. One, it leads to moral relativism. Consider this maxim from the Jewish Talmud: "Do not do unto thy friend that which you hate". ... ...itic arguments more closely and in an unbiased manner: Argument number one - Being Jewish is a racial distinction - not only a religious one If ra... .... Only Jews become automatic citizens of Israel (the infamous Law of Return). The Jewish Response: Race has been invariably used as an argument ag... ...y no biological test or restriction on joining the collective that is known as the Jewish people or the religion that is Judaism. It is true that s... ...e.g., a musical piece) in terms of this type of intuition. Many mathematicians and physicists (following a kind of Pythagorean tradition) use emerg... ...ong scientists. The Anthropic Principle, for instance, promoted by many outstanding physicists, claims that the nature of the Universe is preordaine... ...rialism with reductionism or instrumentalism and correlation with causation. Few physicists, neuroscientists, biologists, and chemists seem to ha... ... in particular, are unprofessionally vague and ambiguous. Professional theoretical physicists ought to be able to do better. Bohm has shown us a wa...

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