Monday, 3 October 2011

Truth with a capital 'T'

I said in the previous post that I would talk a little about the nature of truth.  I consider myself an honest person, but I have a particular notion of truth.  Here is how I outlined it in a recent poem I wrote after being inspired by Charlie (the girl I am seeing, not the drug)

Pillow Talk

I said         "Babe, you're beautiful..."

And you said   "That's not true!" 

Then I thought "Babe, I think that you
                and I see Truth two different ways:
                You see Truth as a functional
                relation between a statement
                and the world-as-it-is
                (whatever that might mean).
                Whereas
                I see Truth as a functional
                relation between a statement
                and the set of beliefs
                I hold about the world.
                (And don't even get me started on 
                beauty!)"

But I said     "Well, I think you are," 

And the sentiment's the same.

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