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Posted by INSpECT on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 01:09:19 :
Truth plays a central role in philosophy. The absolute, as a reference point, defines the path a philosopher chooses in his writings. There are, however, philosophers that deny the existence of absolutes. (Nietzsche for example)
My question is:
Why, if we do not have access to truth, are we endowed with the desire to speak? For is this desire not defined by a need to bestow ones beliefs unto the thoughts of others, and thus claiming the presented idea to be more truthfull? Furthermore, if nihilism is a legitimate doctrine in preventing moral conflict by means of eliminating epistomological differences through the denial of "the absolute", then are its propagators then not hypocrites?
(Pythagoreans spent at least 5 years of their life in utter silence)
hope this makes more sense and I would love a response on this question!!!
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