Re: OT: Objective truth (WAS: Re: Atlantean)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 10, 2004, 15:48|
Quoting Axiem <axiem@...>:
> > While I've met plenty of people who _claim_ to believe there is no
> > truth, there are precious few who act as if they believed it. And no-one
> > to have a good answer to the charge that "There is no objective truth"
> > for reasons of internal consistency, be true.
> Indeed. Most people believe in science (which is founded on the idea of an
> objective truth), and live each day as though it were "reality".
> I have heard one decent answer to that charge, and it's to change it to the
> statement "The only objective truth is that there is no objective truth
> aside from this statement." Or something along those lines.
> Of course, that's a nice little workaround.
I'm not sure changing a statement in face of criticism amounts to answering
the criticism, but the reworked statement is indeed alot harder to attack.