Kierkegaard – Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.

Kierkegaard – Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.

[ 7/August/21 ]

I find the idea of looking for Truth dangerous.

It seems to be much more accurate to admit that all “knowledge” is approximation at some level, and to adopt the eternal path of science of using practices to be come less wrong over time as contexts allow.

The problem with “Truth” at any level, is that once you think you have it, you stop looking closely for any evidence to the contrary. It becomes a self reinforcing pathway into dogma.

Useful approximation seems to be a useful concept with far greater humility and long term utility.

And the same general principle applies, that it will by definition be outliers that discover better approximations, and they will by definition be heretics to the general consensus.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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