Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:48 pm
by Nicko
stalidon wrote:
Nicko wrote:We are merely saying that the truth exists, regardless of whether anyone's conception of it is accurate, even regardless of whether anyone can possess an accurate conception of it.

Aquinas, anyone? What is this 'the truth' that you speak of? Can you point your finger to it?

Where did I claim that I can?

Perhaps this will help.

truth, noun

1. the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.
3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.
4. the state or character of being true.
5. actuality or actual existence.

You seem to be hung up on definition #3, ignoring that even if we cannot verify what the truth is, it still exists.