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Re: [ontolog-forum] {Disarmed} Reality and Truth

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From: Waclaw Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 10:51:22 +0200
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Ingvar Johansson wrote:
> John F. Sowa schrieb:
>> Ingvar,
>> I accept the notion of 'truthlikeness' with the option
>> of degrees of truthlikeness, as well as many degrees of
>> confidence, certainty, approximation, etc.
>> But I wouldn't equate truthlikeness with truth.
>> Given Peirce's definition of truth as the ultimate goal that
>> might require an indefinite amount of research by indefinite
>> number of scientists, it wouldn't make sense to have
>> different degrees of truth.
> I am almost stunned by the reaction on my introduction of the notion of 
> 'truthlikeness' into this forum. Waclaw, who at first looked like a 
> social constructivist prepared to admit the reasonableness of any idea 
> whatsoever, has now a couple of times just like a complete dogmatist 
> merely stated "truth does not take degrees!".     (01)

If you need to attribute social constructivism to me, please keep it 
your own preferred view.  Strong social constructivism, at the very 
least, is not what I subscribe to.    (02)

vQ    (03)

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