Monday, 1 October 2007

Human varieties of truth

Charles Pierce said: “Every man is fully satisfied that there is such a thing as truth, or he would not ask any question” [Collected Papers V: 211]. Of course, what men (and women) hope for from their questions is ‘an answer that pleases me’: but actually, when you come to think about it, that’s not a bad definition of truth, in its human sense.

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