► JOHN CORCORAN AND WILLIAM FRANK, Cosmic Justice
lecture builds on  arguing that character traits fostered by logic serve
clarity and understanding in ethics, confirming hopeful views of Alfred Tarski
[2, Preface, and personal communication].
Hypotheses in one strict usage are propositions
not known to be true and not known to be false or—more loosely—propositions so
considered for discussion purposes [1, p. 38].
Logic studies hypotheses by determining
their implications (propositions they
imply) and their implicants
(propositions that imply them). Logic also studies hypotheses by seeing how
variations affect implications and implicants. People versed in logical methods
are more inclined to enjoy working with hypotheses and less inclined to dismiss
them or to accept them without sufficient evidence.
Justice Hypotheses (CJHs), such
as “in the fullness of time every act will be rewarded or punished in exact proportion to its goodness or badness ... (read more)