Relativity of Truth or the Truth of Relativity?

Does process thought affirm the relativity of truth or the truth of relativity?
Publication Month: 
November 2012
Author - First Name: 
John B.
Author - Last Name: 
Cobb, Jr.

This is a clever way to put a very fundamental question. It is also a wise way. The truth of relativity, which we affirm, is too often connected in people’s minds with the relativity of truth. But for process thinkers this connection is rejected. For us what has been has been, and nothing ever changes that fact. In that sense truths about the past are not relative. Similarly the structures of reality are what they are. What we believe about them does not change them.

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