September 19th, 2018 5:53 PM
JOSLIN ON GENERATIVE ANTHROPOLOGY (POSTMODERN)
Truth pertains to truth bearance (transmission of a claim which can be tested for “true-falseness”.)
Meaning pertains to coherence to a frame.
They can coexist, but truth pertains only to coherence with the existential frame (does it exist). Because it has this quality of coherence (to existence), we can ignore the limit (that it is limited to the existential frame) and then argue it on the merits of meaning.
Meaningful statements may or may not be truth carriers – declarations on the state of affairs of existence, by definition, must carry truth or they are not declarations on the state of affairs of existence… they are not declarative statements.
The declarative and truth pertain to one frame – that being the existential frame (does it exist or not).
Dismissing this limit is what seals the opportunity to lie.
To Expand on what Bill Said:
Truth: the one most parsimonious frame of continuous, complet decidability.
Gans is a marxist postmodernist in the french model, picking up after girard, and combining his ‘memes’ with chomsky’s generative grammar. Otherwise its just pete and repeat.
The authoritarians cant use truth. The anti-darwinists can’t use truth. The irreciprocalists can’t use truth, so they follow the social constructionist method, which Girard argues is effectively a ‘frame war’ where parties compete for the best lies.
Since such frames are not decidable only internally coherent (not even consistent), and not correspondent, there is no method of defeating them except by either superior lies (better market service of fantasy), or truth and law.
Since truth is decidable and law is decidable it is possible to prosecute all frames other than truth, through coherence, consistency, correspondence, rationality, reciprocity and completeness, and it’s good.
Nothing that can be produced by fraud cannot be produced by truthful contract. SO the only reason to lie is to avoid reciprocity and contract.
Feminine justificationism of anything. Male adjudication of anything. conformity and comfort, truth and discomfort.