Posted by Spratley on September 22, 1998 at 01:46:11:
In Reply to: Re: Is that universal? posted by guru on September 21, 1998 at 14:15:48:
So you are saying that your truth is that there is multiple truth, that there is no one absolute answer to any philosophical question --and that's the truth.
Then you say that for someone else, there is an absolute right and certain answer --and that is true also.
If that is true, and their truth conflicts with yours, then you can't both be right. It doesn't matter that they are different opinions held by different people becasue you prefaced this all be saying that what each person hold true IS true. So if one person is right that there is only one truth to be found, if someone is right that the rules of logic are to be upheld, then you have committed a logical contradiction. And it is indeed a contradiction you must deal with becasue you have said that your multiple truth theory is right and the logico/absolutism theory is right. They are both right so they must reckon with each other. After all, no man is an island.
I am being a devil's advocate here. I like the idea that people's truths can coexist and still be true.
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