I’ve been reading another survey of Western Philosophy (Philosophical Classics: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Great Philosophical Books, James Russell, ed.) and have had enough of 2800 years of people crashing and burning when trying to prove that we can know anything to be true.
So here’s my final word on the subject:
What is true is not nearly as important as what is possible.
All of science and sociology follow from this principle. They allow us to create new truths.
If that means that the best we can do is celebrate and strengthen what is good, that’s not a trivial task – and thus entirely honorable.