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can the truth be tooled?

my 17- year old friend had to write an essay, 1600 words about truth and context recently, cf atwood, and so i went there with him, along the philosophical timeline, over the descartian fissure and up to today.

subjective, objective...

then i talked to a solar engineer for a while, and then returning to the intellectual fopdoodlery of how many versions of truth could dance on the head of a perception....i lost patience...

we have hard, practical problems facing us that philosophers have never faced before.

good to stretch adolescent brains, good to know how to keep an abstract ball in the air, i guess...

viva veblen

(sp?)

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 11:18:58 AM EST
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