Sunday, November 18, 2007


I was supposed to be hosting last week, but I got a little caught up in other things, but here's my post.
WE often find ourselves seeking the truth, but the actual truth itself is only half the fun.

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~Andre Gide

IS this a good philosophy? Those who seek the truth are doing what we all do, but those who find it, of course can't be trusted. It's an interesting idea.


shilpa said...

Seeing as how truth is a properly justified true belief, I think that it would make sense that people will disagree with someone when they say that they have "found the truth". Since everyone has differing beliefs, it makes sense that the one person who has "found the truth" will be contradicted by others. In terms of whether or not this is a good philosophy, I feel that it is important to question others when they claim that they have "found the truth" so we can gain a better understanding of the topic at hand.

katrina337 said...

Truth isn't a properly justified true belief though, knowledge is. Are they really interchangeable?

In my opinion, truth is more subjective, and I don't doubt people who have found personal truth. I doubt people who say they have found the one truth that all should hold.
So I kind of disagree with the philosophy, but not entirely. Maybe it's a good philosophy in certain aspects but not others. But that would depend on what exactly you mean by 'good'.