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I feel I should make you aware dear reader, aware of what might not be being addressed quite as it should be, that being the danger of the post truth political culture we find ourselves in. The “post truth era” is characterised as a political culture in which debate is formed by appeal to emotion as opposed to reason, “Post-truth politics is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored.” ( Schwartz, Ian (28 November 2016). “George Will: “Post-Factual Politics” From Campaign Still Exists, Nixon More Of A Statesman Than Current Leadership”. RealClearPolitics.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.) I feel it could be stated as the absence of truth as in post (after) abandoning truth. There seems to be an exceptionally large move to categorise truth as dependent on belief making no distinction between a proposition to know and the truth. (see Blog 016)

I think the error is in thinking: truth is an ideological proposition. It would be to say that epistemology is in and of its own self idealistic. A pragmatist would say, we know how to use truth and there is little if no need of defining it. The truth is that which it is in and of itself, one perhaps shouldn’t distinguish between how something appears relative to ourselves and the thing in itself, in relativism it allows for the manifestation of pluralism; also is viewed as being a most ethical approach to the concept of truth. Though it might mean as a whole we should use the word truth less, using and affixing terms like “in my opinion” “I think” etc and reserving the term true for that witch is axiomatic. So, in terms of something say religion, one might say the stories hold an element of truth as expressions of man’s morality and the development of word view’s, as opposed to saying that it is true. Not saying anything about God here.

Published by Engine Mortale

Engine Mortale is my chosen pseudonym, I’ve chosen a pseudonym because I think it most appropriate as some of work will be rather personal. I figured this was the best way. I’m an autodidact, my to prominent fields of study’s are behaviour and philosophy, most recently art and poetry have been of keen interest. I hope genuinely that some good comes out of my out of this thing i call a life, if nothing else just that.

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