What's your justification for thinking he's out of bed?
Thank you, dlowan. You seem to understand this better than most.
Thu 10 May, 2012 10:28 am
The current paradigm finds its justification in the writings of Rorty. See his cogent argument in "Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity." Those disassociated from thinking suffer from the fallacy of "otherness."
I would be remiss not to mention the work being done at this moment in the field of cognitive science. As Derrida explained with his usual rich humour: "Truth can never be independent of the mind!"
I think there is more to that "great length" than meets the eye!
Thu 10 May, 2012 01:07 pm
Yes, "truth can never be independent of the mind", simply because "truths" are established* propositions about the nature of reality, propositions invented by minds and presented to other minds for their consideration.
*established according to canons of logic, instrumental values, or empirical evidence. But we must remember that their veracity is inherently provisional if we assume that Science and philosophy are "progressive."