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Knowing truth means knowing all truth, and that's not possible. (you are looking for papers about an speculation; either you find them, made by flatearthers, or you find them concerning a different question) Not possible for a human being, not possible in a big-data system. In part for the amount of information, but mostly due to the incoherences in our ...


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Such speculation is useless and the (movie's) argument is not logic. "Such speculation is useless": a) The goal of knowing truth is survival, but survival depends also on other aspects, and moreover, survival is just possible for a limited amount of years. Therefore, with or without truth, we will end our physical existence at some point. b) The value of ...


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I think silverskid really delivered a comprehensive and satisfyingly contextualized answer here. I would just add that art is not just a lie, or a way of disguising, concealing, or transmogrifying the truth. It is a way of looking at the world and the various aspects of human existence and experience with a lens that goes beyond the bare, objective, ...


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The authors, Jeff Landauer and Joseph Rowlands, claim that "Existence Exists", that is, "there is something, as opposed to nothing", is an example of something "we cannot disprove by any other statement". They call this an axiom and note the following about axioms: A true axiom can not be refuted because the act of trying to refute it requires that very ...


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You could perhaps look into so-called transcendental arguments, which have the form you seem to be interested in. In a transcendental argument you argue (against an opponent) for a substantial claim, using as premise a trivial claim that the opponent does not dispute. A popular example is arguing for the reality of the external world against a skeptic, ...


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Rather than asserting an answer it might be best to focus on what Jeff Landauer and Joseph Rowlands are claiming on their Importance of Philosophy site that the OP references and base an answer on what they have written. They define an axiom as follows: An axiom is an irreducible primary. It doesn't rest upon anything in order to be valid, and it cannot ...


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