Monday, June 25, 2012

Truth, Belief and Society

Truth butters no parsnips and legitimates no social arrangements. There are at least 2 reasons for this. One is the failure of genuine knowledge to be subservient. The second is that publicly accessible truth fails to separate members of a community from non-members. (p272)

Plough, Sword and Book
Ernest Gellner
U. of Chicago Press

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