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Single Idea 19443

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 3. Value of Truth]

Full Idea

The urge to communicate is a fundamental urge - the urge for truth. ...That which is true belongs neither to me nor exclusively to you, but is common to all. The thought in which 'I' and 'You' are united is a true thought.

Gist of Idea

Truth forges an impersonal unity between people


Ludwig Feuerbach (Towards a Critique of Hegel's Philosophy [1839], p.65)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings', ed/tr. Hanfi,Zawar [Anchor 1972], p.65

A Reaction

Sceptics may doubt that there are such truths, but this is certainly how we experience agreement - that there is some truth shared between us which is no longer the possession of either of us. Nice idea.