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What are the educational implications of holding on to objective truth in a culture that values relativistic truth?

Besides conflict, of course! This question is deliberately broad, not focused on teachers, students, curriculum, or institutions specifically, so that the soil of it may be tilled as completely as possible through discussion.

Let's start here: if one holds that objective truth exists, then the interactions with culture, peers, professors, course content, and even the disciplines themselves must be flavored and shaped by that assertion. In a postmodern, relativist culture, this questions is somewhat pressing: there are movements in education that favor both types of truth, and that can make plugging into education, for a student, disciple, or apprentice of an opposing view, feel something like a 120V appliance being plugged into a 220V outlet. Without a transformer, step-down or step-up, these learners seemingly would not be able to approach, apprehend, or socialize around the learning because the premises behind its whole gestalt are out of phase. Or could they? What are the transformers necessary to do so? And the greater question: what are the implications for our culture? Can folks who have these two views, and therefore different educations, inherently, create a functional society together?


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    Jul 4 2013: And who decides what is the objective truth?
    With all due respect, Dude, you have a way with words!
    Talking about talking.
    Learn about Quantum Physics.
    The Naked Truth.
    • Jul 7 2013: Quantum Physics is the reality that you have been taught. Science is constantly changing. I hope you know that. Humans constantly learn, and I can't even imagine what people will discover about the 'Naked Truth' and Quantum Mechanics 2,000 years from now. (Assuming humans are still around.)

      (BTW)The 'talking about talking' attack, is not a valid argument because then you are also talking about talking. It's a never-ending circle of stupidity because you are equal to anybody choosing to express their beliefs on this site.
    • Jul 8 2013: Truth is always naked and obvious, but we can't see it or comprehend.
      What we can perceive as Truth must have something on.
      I like Quantum Physics' way to dress the Truth too, it looks true enough :)

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