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Sunday, October 26, 2003

Infinitely Recursive Things Give Me a Headache


But I'll have to use this example sometime:
there cannot be a complete answer to the question "What is truth?" because, to any answer, the questioner can always reply, "Is that true?" And the question then becomes infinitely recursive. This is one of those questions on which philosophy hits rock bottom, and you have to accept some sort of answer on faith, or else lapse into utter incoherence.

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