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Single Idea 7987

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 10. Vagueness / b. Vagueness of reality]

Full Idea

Someone said: everything is true, nothing is exact. I would say the opposite: nothing is true, everything is exact.

Gist of Idea

Nothing is true, but everything is exact


Jean Baudrillard (The Intelligence of Evil [2004], p.210)

Book Reference

Baudrillard,Jean: 'The Intelligence of Evil or The Lucidity Pact' [Berg 2005], p.210

A Reaction

In analytical terminology, this appears to say that vagueness is ontological, not epistemological, agreeing with Williamson and others. To say that 'nothing is true', though, just strikes me as silly. What does Baudrillard mean by 'true'?