File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_1998/phillitcrit.9803, message 53


Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:12:29 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Re: PLC: [H-BLOOM] Western Canon University (www.westerncanon.com) The Online  Renaissance


On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, Walter Okshevsky wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, deaun moulton wrote:
> 
> > But.....Truth is political..........
> > 
> No, that's still false. In certin circumstances, some of the true things
> we say can be used for political ends, though.

Well, there's truth and there's Truth.  

That the sun will rise in the morning is true.  (If it doesn't, then
the truth will be pretty irrelevant.) 

"Truth" is more formal - defined if you will- and is political.  It
exists to support the principals which combine with thought to form
judgements and the the practices that ensue issue from judgement.  Those
practices are political insofar as the represent an understanding of the
relationship between human beings.  I suppose heuristically, those things
can be separated but it seems to me that the principals - and the "Truths" 
which support them - would not exist except for the need to apply them.

deaun





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