John, you are going to have a vary frustrating stay here if you can't have some candor and answer questions. You did not address what I asked. You bypassed it, assuming that we both should be looking at things the same way. Is this a safe assumption? Before any of your questions can be answered about knowing something, isn't it fair for me to determine how you have decided to go about knowing anything?
My usage of the word KNOW has no hidden agenda. I'm simply asking a question.
You see, I've discovered that there is a very tricky intellectual playground, conscious or sub-conscious, that is used by people to shift epistemological goalposts around based on predetermined desires. So go back to my original post and tell us what foundational approach is at work here...
Your use of the word 'know' above peaks my curiosity. What do you mean by 'know'? Is this coming from someone who has a relativistic mindset or do you have actual epistemological criteria that are reasonable for finding truth? Do you even believe in things being objectively true or do you believe truth is an illusory thing conjured by the mind?
You see there are four questions I would like answered to get to know you, for starters, and it will help us to keep from chasing our proverbial tails:
1. What do you mean by 'know' and is this coming from someone who has a relativistic mindset?
2. Do you have actual epistemological criteria that are reasonable for finding truth?
3. Do you believe in things being objectively true?
4. Do you believe truth is an illusory thing conjured by the mind?