Software Nerd

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Philosophy by Induction

The author at "Why Does God Hate Amputees" writes well. After just two pages of his "gentle introduction", I still do not know whether he is an atheist or if he is going to explain his Christianity in a later chapter.

Either way, he tells a good tale, drawing the reader in. I like his inductive, "philosophy by example" style. He says: look at this real life situation, now look at this next real life situation ... and is presumably leading to the question of Theism/Atheism. Once one goes through this process, one would have to summarize, give it structure, etc., but that is a later process.

The biggest virtue in his approach is how it draws the reader in. Can something like that work to explain Objectivism? Can it be done? I wonder...