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Tag: truth

  • Epidemiology

    One epidemic calls forth anotherand one infectious protein spawnsinfectious thoughts.Mental representations spreading like viruses.Unchecked. Alert! Long lines before inoculation centers.Demand for fiction is high.Trust has been thrown off-kilter.Too little truth producedto fight this lethal disease. No medicine as yet against the fever ofconviction. Maintain a safe distanceand epistemological hygiene.Refrain from visiting the specters of panic.To…

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  • Quote of the day

    “Plato (…) also discovered the very insecure position of truth in the world, for ‘from opinions comes persuasion, and not from truth’ (Phaedrus 260). The most striking difference between ancient and modern sophists is that the ancients were satisfied with a passing victory of the argument at the expense of truth, whereas the moderns want…

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