Functional Philosophy #85

(1) Ship of Theseus (2) Obscenity Laws (3) Skepticism from Historical Error

In this episode of Functional Philosophy, I answer the following questions:

00:38 - The Ship of Theseus

04:58 - "Laws that censor art because it is deemed 'obscene', what are your views on this topic. From my understanding, in the US, there is a Miller test to judge whether something is obscene and tends to classify art as requiring values to not be considered obscene."

08:01 - "I hear a lot of people defending uncertainty and attacking objective knowledge with an argument that is in essence as follows: Thousands of years ago people were certain that X was true. Now we know that X is [BS]. Therefore we cannot be certain of anything we know, because future people will prove us wrong and view us as troglodytes.

What would your response to this argument be?"

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