please, read my chicken soup dilemma.
why make a purported-to-be-true statement the sole property of the absolutist?
as my chicken-soup-dilemma suggests, diverse and opposite positions can converge on particular statements. the problem is not a statement, but what backs it up.
truth (well, except truths of math) has to be dependent of time, space & milieu. here i part with the idealist. why bragging an "evermore" when life is just a breathing cosmic/second? truth is no less decisive when it aims for the now --but i'll let the future settle the matter.
take this statement:
i believe truth is a marriage between 1. thought & 2. a time-bounded state-of-affairs.
let's examine possible justifications:
absolutists would accept 1. & 2. as long as both are infallible and transcendent.
subjectivists do exactly the opposite of the absolutist.
relativists take 1. while doubting the necessity of 2.
skeptics suspend the value of 1. & 2.
nihilists care for neither.
i heard that i could also be a "subjectivist." when you add the two: subjectivist + absolutist, you get a bizarre stew of infallibility (the absolutist part) & solipsism (the subjectivist part).
i wish them both away from me & my shadow.*
so, where are we? i don't know exactly -but hope- in a better place than before. :)
* a line from cristopher marlowe's dr. faustus.