5. But that is Unnatural - Words Best Never Said

  1. James R. Flynn

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314999.ch5

How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World

How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World

How to Cite

Flynn, J. R. (2012) But that is Unnatural - Words Best Never Said, in How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118314999.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119944768

Online ISBN: 9781118314999

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Keywords:

  • Words Best Never Said, but that is unnatural;
  • being in accord with nature, test or criterion of something as good;
  • every human act, obeying the laws of chemistry;
  • “natural” being replaced for consequences;
  • non-interference with nature, absurdity, everything as wrong;
  • criterion of imitating nature, the part of nature being imitated;
  • using pre-existing moral principles, in judging nature;
  • nature having value, to the degree it is valued;
  • feeling threatened by truth, being to simply not heed evidence;
  • in the ranks of mature agents, than as an army of stones

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Criterion of Being in Accord with Nature

  • The Criterion of Non-Interference with Nature

  • The Criterion of Imitating Nature

  • The Criterion of Preserving Nature

  • Using “Nature” Sensibly

  • The Limitations of Philosophy

  • Reference