Trust and knowledge

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GhostThinker25
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Trust and knowledge

Post by GhostThinker25 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:55 pm

When you say you believe someone, does it mean you're sure they're saying the truth or does it just mean you assume they're saying the truth? Can you ever know someone is saying the truth? It seems unlikely to me, because I don't see how we can directly access minds other than our own. I just don't see how to exclude the possibility someone might be lying when they say things like "I love you" or "this is beautiful".

Impenitent
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Re: Trust and knowledge

Post by Impenitent » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:10 am

"trust" is habit

you hear it repeated until you trust it...

claims to "know" that which is "trusted" are as tenuous as any other claim of "knowledge"; but meaning generated through repetition appears more "true"...

some habits are hard to break...

-Imp

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