Posted by Spratley on September 18, 1998 at 23:20:29:
In Reply to: Re: Universal truths? posted by guru on September 18, 1998 at 22:42:06:
Now right off the bat, let me tell you that I agree with you; I don't want you to think I'm a hostile combatant. I really like your idea of language. If thoughts are not constructed in language, then they are altered the moment they are put into language becasue language is just a metaphorical affair anyway. Anyway.
But if there are no universal truths, and you believe that truth --that there are no universal truths-- to hold throughout the universe, then isn't that a universal truth? Aren't you trying to make an absolute statement against absolute statements? In yet still other words, aren't you taking skepticism so far as to be certain that all skepticism is justified? I'm curious to see how you deal with this problem.
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