Truth, knowledge, and objectivity
From the time of Socrates and Plato human beings have wrestled with the concept of truth. During this meetup we will discuss what truth is as conceptualized by many before us and whether or not there can be an ultimate truth. We will address views on truth as conceptualized by philosophers like Socrates to pragmatists like William James and John Dewey. Some questions we will address include: Is there such a thing as a real truth or is truth really in the eye of the beholder? What does it mean to know something is true? What sorts of things can be true? Is truth a function of our interactions with the world or is it something that exists outside our own perceptions?