Is it better to believe nothing is true?

Isocrates image Wikipedia. Isocrates was a sophist who wrote a book called “Against the Sophists.” The post here is in the tradition of Isocrates.

A philosopher argues that it is reasonable to conclude that nothing is true and that it provides some distinct advantages. But, is that true?

A senior lecturer at the University of Manchester argued in an Aeon article on November 17 that nothing is true. The headline announced “This Essay Isn’t True.” So, ok, the clickbait headline got my attention and, intrigued, I tried to follow the…



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Gerald R. Baron

Husband, father, grandfather, mostly-retired, farm advocate, author, communicator. Deeply curious about science, nature, spirit and history.