Truth is the invention of a liar

“Truth is the invention of a liar.” – Heinz von Foerster clearly stated, that truth has the character of a chameleon, “it takes on whatever color the user wants it to have.” It separates people who are right, and those who are not right. It is the basis for making the other person be ‘wrong’. Or in other words, you make the other person a liar…

As a result, would we not live much better without the concept of ‘truth’?

Reference: Heinz von Foerster, Bernhard Pörksen: Understanding Systems, Conversations on Epistemology and Ethics [2002]

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