There is no truth...

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25 Jun 2013 15:00 #110722 by Rickie The Grey
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"There is no truth. There is only perception." Gustave Flaubert

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25 Jun 2013 15:04 #110723 by Learn_To_Know
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Is fact truth?

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25 Jun 2013 15:17 #110724 by Alexandre Orion
Is this from an epistemological or ontological position ? :dry:

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25 Jun 2013 15:22 #110725 by Red Lila
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I'd agree with the notion that there is no truth in the ontological sense. However, if truth was available even at the practical level, the notion that something is absolutely correct 100% of the time, how useful would it be? Our world is one given structure from likelihood, not truth. Absolute truth would completely disrupt our world. Even one solitary, non-universal, truth, because of the interrelated nature of our universe, would quickly become the basis for all reality. Everything else we experience as "as good as truth" because of its high likelihood would suddenly be thrust into a category of uncertainty where we once perceived order. All of a sudden we have coping mechanisms like, "Well at least I 'know' that one thing". As we are want to do as a species this truth, no matter how insignificant would take on an almost divine property within society, more significance would be given to it than it deserved and what if we never found another absolute truth? That singular truth would become known as the act of or as a god.

So this is mostly rambling but its an interesting thought experiment.

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25 Jun 2013 15:26 #110726 by Wescli Wardest
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Alexandre Orion wrote: Is this from an epistemological or ontological position ? :dry:


I think they have a cream that will clear those up... but you have to get it from a doctor! :unsure:

hahhahahhahahhahha :woohoo:

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25 Jun 2013 15:52 #110732 by Alexandre Orion

Wescli Wardest wrote: I think they have a cream that will clear those up... but you have to get it from a doctor! :unsure:

hahhahahhahahhahha :woohoo:


Hmmm ...

... is that a doctor, or a 'dealer' ? :P

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25 Jun 2013 15:56 #110733 by Rickie The Grey
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Alexandre Orion wrote: Is this from an epistemological or ontological position ? :dry:


I don't know. :( :ohmy: I have to look those words up in the dictionary. :)

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25 Jun 2013 16:01 #110734 by Rickie The Grey
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Rickie The Grey wrote:

Alexandre Orion wrote: Is this from an epistemological or ontological position ? :dry:


I don't know. :( :ohmy: I have to look those words up in the dictionary. :)


e·pis·te·mol·o·gy (-pst-ml-j)
n.
The branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and foundations, and its extent and validity.


Definition of ONTOLOGICAL

1: of or relating to ontology

2: relating to or based upon being or existence

— on·to·log·i·cal·ly

I still don't know. :huh: :laugh: :(

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25 Jun 2013 16:14 #110737 by Desolous
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concur with wes...also the answer depends on how you define 'truth'.

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25 Jun 2013 18:25 #110740 by Rickie The Grey
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Desolous wrote: concur with wes...also the answer depends on how you define 'truth'.


Good question. How do you do that without perception?

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