Saturday, August 22, 2009
Why I Like the Term "Reductionist"
When describing the opinions of people I disagree with, I sometime use the terms Atheist, Materialist, Darwinist, and Reductionist interchangeably because they're all closely related . But I need to avoid doing that. I need to start using the term Reductionist consistently. Why? Because it's the most factually correct. How so? Well, take Ferdinand Bardamu, for example. Right now, I don't know if Ferdinand is an Atheist, a Materialist, or even a Darwinist. He might be a practicing Christian for all I know. But the essence of his life philosophy- as stated through his writings on romance - is clearly reductionist. And therein, lies its harm.