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Old 06-03-2016, 09:39 AM   #701 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Whiskeyjack View Post
Consilience, or the unity of knowledge, is foundational to both Catholic doctrine and the scientific method. Regarding the latter, if a theory only "works" within very narrow parameters, it's not a very good theory, and will be discarded in favor of a more comprehensive one that works under a broader set of parameters. Similarly , if libertarianism only "works" (and what does that even mean?) economically, it's not a very good theory, and should be discarded in favor of one that more accurately promotes human flourishing.
That makes absolutely no sense, and it's the kind of sophistry that makes people hate lawyers. I'm not saying "libertarianism fails when applied to disciplines outside of its purview and that's okay," I'm saying "libertarianism qua libertarianism neither fails nor succeeds outside of its purview because it simply isn't applicable."

You're essentially saying "punting on fourth-and-17 is a poor strategy because it doesn't work in baseball."
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