luni, 2 ianuarie 2012

Note on the Wish for Truth

The wish for truth is often confounded with the wish for an epistemic conversion.

The model comes rather from the area of religious conversion. It is a throughout change of life, but before such a change is the spectacular or wonder moment of conversion.

In both religious and epistemic conversions, the wondrous moment of conversion does not mean anything for the new life or knowledge. It is the pure spectacular moment expected to drive afterward to a change of the former state, but not necessarily doing so.

At least the sufficiency felt in completing tables of truth values closes to the satisfaction of assisting to a moment of conversion.