Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chronological snobbery once again

 Have we regressed? Just because something has changed over time doesn't necessarily mean it changed for the better? To think that such change is necessarily progress is to commit the fallacy of chronological snobbery.

2 comments:

Joe Hinman said...

one example is the preference for physical over spiritualistic solutions are primitive and must be wrong. Bede Rundle's arguments for the necessity of matter (but not of God) in Why there is something rather than nothing are an example.

Here is my answer to Rundle's argument

jdhuey said...

Of course the opposite is also a fallacy: just because something is new does not make it bad and just because something is old does not make it good.