Sunday, January 27, 2013
In one of the slides Aristotle’s law of contradiction came up. It states that contradictory statements cannot both be true in the same sense at the same time. This would be a dichotomy which we talked about later in comparisons between good and evil or what is true and false. We use this theory because we as people cannot accept that the world may be self-contradictory. His argument is basically anyone “who believes something cannot believe its contradiction.” When it comes to writing it’s about how we interpret things. For example the other day in my philosophy class my professor was talking about the Presidents Inaugural Address on the news. According to one source it was packed which was a true statement. According to another source there were not that many people there which is true in light of the fact they there were indeed less people there as opposed to four years ago. Both statements are true in a sense; however it really depends on how you look at it.