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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 > objective > > truth, there are precious few who act as if they believed it. And no-one > seems > > to have a good answer to the charge that "There is no objective truth" > cannot, > > 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. Andreas