Thursday, October 08, 2015

Havel: More on Truth

Havel with Another Cigarette

I've been very busy these past few days and have thus not read enough of Havel's essay "The Power of the Powerless" to understand what he means by "truth," so I used a search function to locate the following:
[L]iving within the truth has more than a mere existential dimension (returning humanity to its inherent nature), or a noetic dimension (revealing reality as it is), or a moral dimension (setting an example for others). It also has an unambiguous political dimension. If the main pillar of the system is living a lie, then it is not surprising that the fundamental threat to it is living the truth.
As I thought - and noted in yesterday's post - Havel "seems to mean something richer than coherence and correspondence understandings" of truth.

More another time . . .

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