Posted: Feb 23, 2012 7:29 am
by Nicko
logical bob wrote: The denial of universal truth claims is not a universal truth claim any more than atheism is a religion.


This goes to the heart of what both Bill and I are taking about. Neither he nor I are making claims of any kind.

One does not have to know whether or not a claim is true in order to state that if it were true it would constitute a truth. If nothing at all was able to be known, then that itself would constitute a truth; though of course - by the conditions of this hypothesis - we could not know that it was a truth.

Bill and I are not talking about epistemology or ontology; we are talking about what the word "truth" means.