Saturday, September 26, 2009
Truth is a logical construction
Giambattista Vico was one of the first to state that truth was a product of history and civilization. In few words a worldly, human creation. This was the beginning of the constructivism. And this was huge. Since truth is one of the main traditional attributes of god. If "Verum ipsum factum" and "Verbum Caro Factum Est" are combined something beautiful comes out. It would imply that the world, the factuality of the objects is a product of a logical construction of our own minds. Ideas and facts are the same thing. Wow. Have we created a god in our own image? We can build reality to our own goals. Is god a model for our future selves? Good job Vico.