Where does belief come from?

Discussion in 'Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality' started by pointwithinacircle2, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    >any claim of absolute truth is an exit from philosophy

    Quite so. Even the word "truth" is a reification. The state of being true to some standard is turned into an independent object.

    The question then is: what are suitable standards to use in measuring trueness?
     
  2. dfreybur

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    The word has meanings that include objective accuracy as in science, loyalty as in the meaning of faith in Semper Fidelity and the combination of moral rectitude and being at right angles. So what count as suitable standards depends on which meaning you intend.
     
  3. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    >what count as suitable standards depends on which meaning you intend.

    In construction the standard of trueness often relates to the local gravitational field.

    In discussion trueness might relate to initial assumptions and accepted rules of logic.

    In Masonry trueness might relate to relationship with the Great Architect.
     

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