[lit-ideas] Re: RIP Robert Paul

  • From: Walter Okshevsky <wokshevs@xxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:02:58 -0230

Hi pas,

So, as Husserl was wont to say: Provide us with an example and we'll grant you all the rest. Give us a complex statement that is both true and false, i.e., truthy.

"Portions of truth"? "Truth" is not a count noun. You can't dispense it in portions as you would a cheese cake.

Cheers, Walter

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On 2020-04-30 06:35, Paul Stone wrote:

One can't be a little bit pregnant, but I think one might be able to
speak portions of truth. I.E.: true/false as a binary only really
works with very simple statements.

pas

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 4:52 AM Walter Okshevsky, <wokshevs@xxxxxx>
wrote:

Cheers, Walter

P.S. In honour of Bob: My first sentence above assumes that truth is

qualitative/scalar, as if a statement can possess a higher or lower
degree of truth. (As in "truthiness.")  Of course, that's very
false.
Truth is binary, like pregnancy.
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