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by ken
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

Well it should be easy to pick out your own red herrings. Those are statements you made out of the blue. But I did not make any statements out of the blue. It has now become obvious that you do not want to answer any questions nor clarify anything you write. It is hard for people to find their own ...
by ken
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

Ken you're not understanding my rant. Parts of your rant I understand. The other less informative, off track parts I find difficult to follow and understand. But not to worry. You will share that information if you want to. Because I'm relatively old, much of my rants contain, (between the lines), ...
by ken
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

...Obviously empiricism is NOT great NOR does it makes the most sense to other people. You cannot legitimately speak for others. You can only speak for yourself. Therefore you should have written it the way I wrote it. With more information of where the red herrings are and what and how the strange...
by ken
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

It helps to do a complete survey of what it out there before you decide on what to embrace yourself. That's basically my decision model for everything. The "complete" word needs to emphasized here. I wonder how much of everything you have actually completed before you decided what to embrace? Empir...
by ken
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

It helps to do a complete survey of what it out there before you decide on what to embrace yourself. That's basically my decision model for everything. The "complete" word needs to emphasized here. I wonder how much of everything you have actually completed before you decided what to embrace? Empir...
by ken
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

People that see truth as relative do so because they're only interested in serving their own purpose. So if you believe that its true that you have good reason to kill someone, despite the fact that you would rather not be killed, you become a murderer, and that would be OK to you, because you see ...
by ken
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

Most if not all the philosophy books I have read condemn relativism as immoral and valueless. That is why I also condemn it. It is nothing more than Sophistry. And none of these arguments condemning relativism are false, misleading, unsound, nor invalid in any way, shape nor form? Let me guess all ...
by ken
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

There are some people who believe truth is relative and subjective. These are now called relativists. Others believe truth is absolute and objective. These are now called Empiricists. They'll never agree. And that is the reason they will never agree. The power of beliefs will always prevent people ...
by ken
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

... So, there needs to be a proviso added to ' the truth is that with which we all could agree on,' and that proviso is, as long as we remain open to the fact that the truth could change... In fact the truth can never change. Only humans can change their minds as to what is true, which bears absolu...
by ken
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

You seem to be trying to morph a subjective definition of truth (truth is relative) with an objective definition (truth is absolute). Yes you are right. I was coming from relative truth perspective. You have continually objected to my suggestion of what truth is, so I asked you to clarify, unsucces...
by ken
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

You should always keep your definitions short and sweet. They should not turn into rants like the above. Try Occam's Razor. All unexpressed hypotheses and all expressed statements are either completely true or partially true or untrue. If a hypothesis or statement corresponds with reality then it i...
by ken
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

If a mental thought or an utterance is valid, then it is true. It is true if it corresponds to reality. It is irrelevant if anybody believes it to be true or not. Not even all 7 billion on this planet matter in this case. I will leave out for now the fact that it is a mental thought and utterance t...
by ken
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

You can have all 7 billion people on this planet agreeing with you and STILL be wrong and your mutual agreement be FALSE. Yes you are right. It could happen, but what do you think the chances of that actually occurring are? And, if all 7 billion and one of us were in agreement, then explain how we ...
by ken
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

... I think it would be near impossible for everyone to agree on something that were not true, let alone if it was only most or many. I, for one, would not agree on nor believe in something that were not true. Whether people agree on something or not has nothing to do with it being true or false. T...
by ken
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 71009

Re: What is truth?

... Before Copernicus everybody agreed on the earth being flat and the center of the universe and the sun going around it. ... No they didn't. This is a Christian/Western myth. Are you absolutely sure that not everybody agreed? If so, how are you sure of this "fact", were you one of those bodies ar...