The use of Reason and reasonable argumentation, the reclaiming of the idea of Progress and the struggle against dogma. In this post-modern world, reinventing Enlightenment is of the utmost importance.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thought of the day...


"Truth never triumphs -- its opponents just die out."

Max Planck

3 Comments:

Blogger A. Cabral said...

Didn't know he was a constructivist... :)

8:00 AM

 
Blogger Goncaluskas said...

He was talking within the context of scientific thruth.

10:56 AM

 
Blogger A. Cabral said...

As a philosophy of science, the statement suggests that truth exists as assent, when the old farts die out and we young guys agree. Truth as the product of consensus, is the hallmark of the constructivist epistemology.

11:29 AM

 

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