More Philosophical Silliness

Source: On the advantages of believing that nothing is true | Aeon Essays

The claim that “nothing is true” only makes sense if one has a well defined concept of what it means for something to be “true”. What makes more sense to me is the claim that no-one has ever given a satisfactory objective definition of that concept; and that when someone says “p is true”, what they mean is just that they agree with the propositon “p”, and strongly expect other reasonable people to do likewise if presented with the same evidence or argument. The usage “p is true” is unfortunate because it hides the subjective nature of the claim, but that doesn’t make it what I would call “false” (if I were going to commit the same misbehaviour).

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