Metro State Atheists

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Is Truth Relative?

In order to answer this question I will examine the claim that truth is relative. This claim must be true, false, or neither true nor false. Consider the condition in which it is true that the truth is relative. The claim can not be true because, if it is absolutely true, the statement must be subject to the very principle it asserts. If truth is relative then it is meaningless to say of any claim that it is either true or false. Because accepting the claim leads to an inherent contradiction, it can’t be true that truth is relative. Thus, we must accept that it is not true.

Short and sweet

- Chalmer

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September 27, 2008 - Posted by | philosophy | , , ,

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