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"Truth" involves judgment, a list of criteria in a hierarchy of importance.

And now we need to ask, where is each criterian in the hierarchy; does the range(s) of the criteria create a bounded answer-solution universe - roughly, A Set - giving the potential for the question to be 'answered' or do they create a unbound answer-solution universe -- in which case they cannot be answered except through an subjectively generated arbitrary halt; is environment in which these questions are posed dynamic - and if so under what terms, conditions, actions, powers, & blah, blah; is the environment static, always? (really? -- Thermodynamics doesn't affect it?); what is the Temporal or Time conditions, restraints, considerations, & blah, blah; if you're using Logic which Logic system are you using: Categorical, Modal, Predicate Calculus, Boolean, Propositional, epsilon calculus, mathematical, Fuzzy and why and how do you know you can answer using the axioms of the chosen Logic system; and so forth & so on and yadda-yadda-yadda.

Mix with cultural, class, economic, political, demographic, sociological, neurological, psychological, neuro-psychological, language, cognitive, emotional, philosophical, etc. etc. etc. bias, training, and knowledge.

What comes out are a Whole Bunch of Truths with varying Truth Value as the acceptance of a proposition is independent of the Truth Value.  

(and I'm being kicked off the computer.  More later, I hope.)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 09:58:01 PM EST

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