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[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 4. Uses of Truth]

Full Idea

Truth is what unites. ...[p.145] The most profound truth is that which all men might understand so as to form one community.

Gist of Idea

Truth is what unites, and the profound truths create a community


Karl Jaspers (Philosophy [1932], vol.2)

A Reaction

Nice slogan, for robust realists like me. The hallmark of truth is our convergence on it. This is a 20th century existentialist perfectly expounding the enlightenment dream. The best rhetoric is truthful rhetoric.

Book Reference

'Existentialism', ed/tr. Solomon,Robert C. [Modern Library 1974], p.144