Posted: Oct 11, 2018 3:24 pm
by Cito di Pense
scherado wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
scherado wrote:... a method of critical thinking, ... to determine the truth-value of anything. ...
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Just for the record, I don't accept the notion that "anything" has a truth value. ...


Perhaps you misunderstood what I meant about "anything": I meant something asserted, a statement, anything one reads or hears, is this-or-that factual, and so on. For example, when I read an essay or article in a publication, what we used to call newspapers and such, I need to evaluate what I read for it's truth-value. The same in a publication by a biological evolutionist.


Oh, I understood what you meant, but really, if you're going to be all rigorous about truth value, you might as well be careful about your expression, or else somebody might say something. Not saying anything is possible, but you have to keep quiet about it. It's a lot of work to comment on the truth value of anything, because some of it is not worth your time.