Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:51 pm
by stalidon
John P. M. wrote:Do we say what the OP seems to be getting at (I haven't read it in a while, so from shady memory), that everyone is right and everything is true, depending on whose shoes you're in?

Just as a side note (I tried to clarify it on my second post), I don't adhere to that notion (that all propositions have an equal truth value, or that such value depends on who propounds it.) My point is that there seems to be no such things as 'absolute truths', that is, propositions or models about how the world is or what the case is that are complete, closed, and in no need to be improved over time. What I'm getting at is that our epistemology doesn't proceed from a top-down perspective (revelation) but from a bottom-up open-ended struggle to apprehend the world or nature as is.