On 12/31/2013 7:19 PM, LizR wrote:
That sounds a bit like multi-solipsism - and a bit like Kant (?) indicating that we can
never know the "thing in itself" only our interpretation of it.
(Actually isn't that also what comp says?)
I think that's what science has taught metaphysics. We make up models that we can
comprehend and it they are good at explaining things and predicting things and they are
consilient with our other models then we provisionally adopt them, and that's the best we
can do. They may be right, be we can't know that.
"When Herod asked Jesus what truth was, Jesus replied that truth was every word that
proceeded from the mouth of God. Perhaps he should have said that truth was a provisional
reification of the most useful model."
--- Anne O'Reilly
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