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  • Sidgwick goes on to argue that the best going account of ultimate goodness is a hedonistic one, and that this is an informative, non-tautological claim, though also a more controversial one than many of the others that he defends.

    Henry Sidgwick

  • If the reasoning were valid, we should expect all tautological sentences to have non-tautological implicatures; but such implicatures are the exception rather than the rule.


  • What’s relevant is that the fittest survive long enough to produce offspring, and thus their fitness descends given that there are non-tautological processes that allow that.

    Basic Concepts: Measuring Fitness - The Panda's Thumb


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