Eternal Truths versus Mere Facts

Too often, the modern world’s dogmatic faith in scientific “facts” makes us blind to more important truths. Ancient historians such as Livy knew that truth transcends mere facts.Continue readingEternal Truths versus Mere Facts

Plato and Truth in Fiction

Some believe Plato condemned fiction as a lie, but in fact his dialogues prove that he believed fiction can bring us closer to the truth.Continue readingPlato and Truth in Fiction

Poetic Truth according to Vico

Giambattista Vico’s rather eccentric theory of Graeco-Roman history helped me see that some truths simply can’t be expressed adequately in “plain words.” For this, we need poetry, which provides concrete analogies for ineffable realitiesContinue readingPoetic Truth according to Vico