July 12, 2014

Searching For Truth

I can’t get beyond the first sentence of Groys’s “Introduction to Antiphilosophy” without objecting. He writes: “Philosophy is generally understood as a search for truth.” Perhaps; but that’s definitely not my understanding of philosophy (maybe if he’d written “Religion is generally understood as a search for Truth” (note that capital T), it’d be more congenial to me). Regardless of any etymological arguments which might suggest it’s the search for wisdom, I think for me it’s about explorationunderstanding, aided by logic, experience, evidence, and intuition. Truth? That’s for the religionists and theologians, surely.

(The rest of that first Prologue page — a discussion on truths and their economy, etc. — is congenial and very readable, though). 

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