OT: Objective truth (WAS: Re: Atlantean)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 10, 2004, 14:45|
Quoting Adam Walker <carrajena@...>:
> --- Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote:
> > --- John Cowan <cowan@...> wrote:
> > > Andreas Johansson scripsit:
> > <snip>
> > > To me the most plausible explanation is that Plato
> > > made the story up
> > > in order to make a point.
> > Ah, but the important question is not "Is it true?"
> > but rather "Is it fun to believe?"
> > If it's fun to believe then who cares if it's true
> > or
> > not?
> > --gary
> My skin just crawls when I hear statements like that.
> I sometimes wonder if I'm the only human being who
> still believes that objective truth exists.
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.