Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Marty G. Price (mprice@Ra.MsState.Edu)
Sun, 4 Aug 1996 21:00:15 -0500

On 4 Aug 1996, Bryant wrote:

> None of which provides support for the contention that Newton's Laws
> reflect his social biases instead of describing the real world.

Bryant, you're not looking deep enough. Why do you believe this is the
"real world"? Because it works to believe it? That's a pragmatic theory
of truth.
Because you believe the evidence of your senses (under appropriate,
controlled conditions)? That's an empirical theory of truth.

But what if you believe, like Plato claimed, this world is but an
imperfect reflection of certain (mostly mathematical) entities residing in
a realm of forms? Now, what has happened to your string of "objective"
facts? Are they important any more?

Does not the loss/gain of significance reflect "social bias"?

Blessed Be,