(b. 1963, NYC)
i. "Why is there anything at all?" Because
(A) 'absence of any possibility of anything at all' – nothing-ness – is impossible.
(B) the only ultimate why-answer that does not beg the question is There Is No Ultimate Why-Question.
ii. existence in its entirety is the ultimate, unbounded brute fact; therefore, every existent (facts events things persons) is necessarily contingent.
iii. the real (e.g. existence) encompasses reasoning (e.g. naturalism); therefore, reasoning cannot encompass (i.e. causally explain) the real.
we h. sapiens are embodied subjects; our minds are nonmind-dependent; disvaluing our species functional defects makes us dysfunctional, or harms us, (natural fact) and harm solicits help/care (moral fact) to which either we effectively respond or we do not (moral truth).
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