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Oh, I'm not arguing with you in general.  The modern American educational system suffers from WAY too much emphasis on rather arcane fields of study, and far too little on practical abilities.  Part of this stems from the fact that nobody wants to pay Americans to actually DO anything anymore, but that's another issue entirely.

On the other point, I'm not talking about truth as in things that are true.  I'm talking about the nature of "truth" as a metaphysical concept.  What does it mean when you say that something is true, as opposed to false?  It seems sort of obvious, but it's really easy to get trapped in rather intricate logical holes.  All of which may be entirely irrelevant, but nonetheless, it's been an issue of importance in philosophy since the ancient Greeks.

by Zwackus on Mon May 28th, 2007 at 07:05:29 PM EST
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