A Brief Introduction to the Inversion Theory of Truth

The Inversion Theory of Truth is a replacement for the Correspondence Theory of Truth, with its problematic supposition that it might be possible to “know” the “truth”. The world exists in an objective and subjective state. The objective state is the world as it exists independently of whether it is being observed. The subjective state is our perception of it. The definition of Truth implies that we should be able to obtain an exact replication of the objective state within our subjective perception. The erroneous belief that this may be possible engenders a dangerous degree of confusion in philosophy, religion, and the world around us. The Inversion Theory states that we can know the truth about our purely subjective feelings (i.e. I am happy) but that in all other respects, the definition (i.e. certain, real) applied to the word “truth” applies exclusively to the objective state of the world. Our subjective experience of that objective is defined as knowledge, which occurs in varying degrees of reliability. Therefore, the word “truth” should be used only to apply to the purely internalized subjective state or scrapped altogether and replaced by “best knowledge”, with its implication of uncertainty.

Using the Inversion Theory of Truth, it is possible to expose the fallacies that undermine the work of classical philosophers and religious beliefs, providing a novel disproof of any purposeful relationship with God. The role of entropy as the universal driving force is examined in God’s place.

Also to be found in Dr. Peter Lugten’s manuscript are a solution to the paradox of Free Will versus Determination, the question of whether computers will have consciousness, the derivation of Rights, the illegitimacy of Culture Wars, a novel perspective on abortion, the Consequences of Freedom, the derivation of morals for society, the maintenance of Open Societies (after Popper), a morality based on a combination of Utilitarianism layered over inalienable rights, and the proposal of post-wage economy for equitable sharing of the world’s resources once automation has replaced the need for human labor. Also, there are sonnets.

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