File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_1998/phillitcrit.9803, message 57

Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 07:49:42 -0330 (NST)
Subject: Re: PLC: [H-BLOOM] Western Canon University ( The  Online  Renaissance

George --
I thought we were talking about the concept of truth - not about
"verification processes" as you put it. I do not deny that criteria of
verification are logically distinct from truth. 

P.S. I don't see how "faith" enters into my position here. 

Walter C. Okshevsky
Mmeorial University
On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, George Trail wrote:

> >George --
> >By now everyone knows I believe truth is absolute. But I also want to make
> >the even more daring move and claim it is also eternal. (Philosophers
> >really should live life on the edge, nicht wahr?) If so, then to say
> >at any particular moment in time that truth still is absolute (and will be
> >eternally so) is similar to saying that my Jetta has three wheeels. It's
> >not a false claim, even though my Jetta does have four wheels. Am I
> >embroiled in some formal or informal or existential fallacy here?
> >Best,
> >W
> No, that's what I thought you thought. But I thought I ought point out that
> what you wrote about it implied another position. Given that everyone knows
> what your position is, there seems little point in discussing what is
> essentially an item of faith, not experience, not consistency, etc.
> Believe in it all you like, but when you find a slice, let me know how you
> know it is the genuine article? There are many problems with the concept,
> but even more in the verification process.
> g
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