On 11/30/2012 6:05 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
the many faces of truth
I believe that there are many forms of truth,
each form depending on how it is defined.
So I guess I am a nominalist. Or a pragmatist.
Same difference.
Russell's and Aristotle's form of truth would
be "truth by correspondence".
There is also "pragmatic truth", which has
nothing to do with correpondence,  it is
what results when a well-defined protocol,
such as a scientific experiment, is carried out.
Scientific truth would then be pragmatic,
such as a force is the reaction obtained
when a mass is accelerated.
Then there is the Christian trinity,  which
gives us three more faces of truth.

Why stop there? The Kabala's truth. The Koran's truth. The Marxist truth. Hindu and Taoist truth. Socialist and capitalist truth. Zoroastrian truth and Bushido truth....


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