Phil Journal 4

Phil Journal 4 - Lucas Montgomery March 7, 2008 Philosophy...

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Lucas Montgomery March 7, 2008 Philosophy 1000 Journal #4 I think, therefore I think Rene Descartes meditation about the nature of truth bothers me in several respects. As he mentioned in the meditations, the so-called truths we believe and accept are ever changing as we grow older. For example, I believed in Santa Claus as a young child, with uttermost conviction I believed that a jolly red-faced man flew around behind a set of talking reindeer once every year. Absolutely ridiculous, yet I believed it, accepted it as truth. This phenomenon is not reserved for jolly red-faced men and flying reindeer, it is applicable to nearly every aspect of human knowledge and experience. Perhaps that is the only truth then, that there is no truth except for the truth that indicates that there is no truth. Santa Claus is a figment of our imaginations, or perhaps the offspring of one man’s or culture’s imagination, but what is the extent of our imagination? Is the world, and everything in it, from trees to Michael Jackson, merely a product of our imaginations? It is disturbing to think
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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