Monday, June 20, 2011

Truth Animals

Of all the creatures in the universe who experience what is the case, we are the only ones who make explicit what is the case, and assert that it is the case. We are explicit, or truth-bearing and falsehood-bearing animals, and to see truth truly is to see ourselves truly.--Raymond Tallis, "Saving Truth," Philosophy Now, May/June, 2008, p. 39.

Which worldview best explains this fact?

1 comment:

Jeffrey Shallit said...

How does Tallis know this with such certainty, when we have so little understanding of animal communications?

Deception does exist in the animal world; see Chimpanzee Politics, for example.