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June 06, 2006

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Could someone enlighten me with some explicit quotes that unambiguously deny the existence of truth in any form? Perhaps I'm reading in the wrong so-called 'postmodern' circles (Heidegger, Derrida, Gadamer, etc.), but I've never seen that claim, though it is often attributed to those I do consistently read.

"Could someone enlighten me with some explicit quotes that unambiguously deny the existence of truth in any form?"

That may not be possible. Even people who say all truth is relative (I've only heard people say this in internet postings) are believing in some kind of truth.

Cary,

Forgive me for at least semi-consciously setting this up, but maybe those who are championed as saying that there is no truth (Derrida, Heidegger, Lyotard, etc.; you can say this about Rorty, by the way, who says it quite explicitly :o) ) actually do have a conception of truth that is worth looking into. The more I hear about self-proclaimed postmoderns and the Emergent Church the more I get the idea that these are amateurs who really don't know the thinkers that they espouse. I just don't recognize the thinkers I am more than familiar with in the large majority of things that I read/hear.

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