Interesting path you have set out on. As for being too early to know what to think or say - I would be surprised if you hadn't already formed an opinion. Sometimes it's good to get it out there as a first step on your sailing voyagePluto wrote:Yes MB, all the responses are great - but it's too early for me to know what to think or say. Authenticity is something that I see as being connected to the idea of truth. I have also been looking at Stoic Philosophy as something of interest. Then also reading a book on TRUTH that talks about Hermeneutics as being a way to consider something as being a truth. How one interprets and sees a thing. And then to be able to discuss why one interpretation may be better or worse than another.marjoram_blues wrote:So, Pluto - looking back at all the responses so far, what have we got?
A definite no, it is not true that X because blah, blah, blah.
A definite yes, it is true that X because blah, blah, blah.
And a few other points of view.
What about a perhaps, it is sometimes true that some art is sometimes capable of being a medium of some kind of truth because blah, blah, blah.
Do you think that the word 'truth' is the sticking point ?
I wrote ALL ARTISTS ARE A PRODUCT OF SOCIETY on a canvas and a person said ah a truism. But this response sounded more like a critique than not.
The truth I am thinking about is perhaps attached to notions of authenticity, this is where I'm at now. Authentic mass culture we don't have.
Then you can chart your whole thinking progress, from start to finish. But yeah, I get that it's good to take your time and step away from the melee - to read and absorb at your leisure.
I think this is a fascinating process. Some of those on board the good ship PN might already think they know the end destination - been there, done that. But who knows when a gust of wind will take you off the beaten channels. Or a bright sun seduce ? And then, of course, there are the pirates...
What would the Stoics say about facing the hard truths of life, and living it well?