Force & Truth (was Re: litcritter bashing...)

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Wed Nov 3 10:35:54 PST 1999

William S. Lear wrote:

>On Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 10:24:08 (-0500) Doug Henwood writes:
> >All you postie-bashers out there, who wrote this: " the sense a
> >mathematical truth holds good even when we are asleep and even if it
> >does not exist in nature"?
>Hmm, not Russell? This is essentially the line that Milton Freidman
>adopts toward theory construction for economics.

Nope, not Russell. For me, the point of interest in the quote is the notion of "truth" existing apart from our thoughts of "truth," in the light of claims about the impossibility of truth claims.


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