Ultimate Truths are unknowable LO7255

Tue, 7 May 1996 07:07:26 -0400

Replying to LO7211 --

Barry's remark that "ultimate truths are unknowable" could possibly be
enhanced if we added the words "right away", or, "to ultimate precision".

The whole Charles Peirce architectonic in philosophy is based on the
fundamental assumption (theistic in my opinion) that there is a real world
out there with real truths, and that although we are no so fortunate as to
be able to grasp them in their entirety, we are not so unfortunate as to
be denied their existence; so that the great mission of life is to move
toward those truths at whatever pace we can.

The further assumption is that, while we may not know when we get there,
as Peirce often said "truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again". Others
also say this.

John N. Warfield



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