duminică, 20 noiembrie 2011

Note on Truth

The difficulty in recognizing the truth is partially caused by the impossibility of naming something as totally wrong.

Even a gross error may be excused through a closer look to its causes. Causes: the state of mind of the producer of error, his bodily condition, the nature of the things about which it was produced the error, the ways by which others induced him the error, voluntary or involuntary. And doing so, we close the error to the truth, so that the truth itself cannot distinguish from its opposite.

It is tempting to say that the truth can be easier recognized by following the same trend of argumentation as that used in excusing an error. That is by a comprehensive image of all elements involved in supporting a certain truth.

In this case, truth should not be opposed to false or error. It would appear as something greater than false or error.