Everyone gets a medal in the motte
July 23, 2017 §
Any concept of political freedom capable of invalidating monarchical authority is rationally incoherent.
Any concept of equal rights capable of invalidating inherited privilege is rationally incoherent.
Any concept of sola scriptura capable of invalidating the distinctive claims of Roman Catholicism is rationally incoherent.
Any concept of mercy capable of invalidating the need to cease choosing objectively immoral behaviors is rationally incoherent.
The list can continue, but take note of the pattern. Modernity is all about selectively invalidating whatever parts of reality moderns happen to subjectively find inconvenient in the Current Year.
Now suppose you are someone who finds this critique of modernity in general, or one of the particular critiques, outrageous. You are convinced (say) that your non-nominalist concept of political freedom is perfectly coherent and unequivocal. You declare victory and plant your flag in triumph.
Have you noticed anything missing in your counter-argument?