Objective Truth In The Journey

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“Your mind has roads that are just as real as your body’s roads. And just as you must choose whenever you come to a fork in your physical road, you must also choose between different mental roads, different philosophies of life.” Throughout The Journey, Peter Kreeft explains that life will always have two ways. One cannot either pick to have or not to have philosophy but the choice is between good or bad philosophy. To decide which way of thinking is good or bad one must question other views to strengthen their own. Peter Kreeft is in a dream-like state in Plato’s cave. Socrates come along and presents Kreeft with a quest. The first question Kreeft had to answer was whether to begin or to not begin the quest. Socrates explains that throughout …show more content…
Socrates explains that logic will help Kreeft decide his own thoughts. After questioning Protagoras, Kreeft came to the conclusion that to have subjective truth there has to be objective truth. Socrates helps Kreeft understand the flaw in Protagoras’ philosophy by pointing out that it is subjective to believe that objective truth does not exist and that one cannot subjectively look at an objective point. So to say that objective truth is not real, objective truth must exist. Once Kreeft feels confident in his view they continue on their journey. Diogenes was the next philosopher Kreeft met on his quest. Diogenes tries to persuade Kreeft from his “pointless quest” by proposing that there is no meaning to life. The meaning of life itself is subjective. Diogenes’ argument is that there is no objective truth about anything nonphysical or if there is objective truth then no one would be able to understand it or know it. Diogenes’ argument is “that the meaning of life is subjective because people disagree on it.” Before trying to disprove Diogenes’ philosophy, Socrates restates is argument back to Diogenes and teaches an …show more content…
Socrates questions Domocritus’ philosophy until the conclusion was that ideas can be true or false but since ideas are not material things, his philosophy was wrong and was more of a faith. Soon after Socrates and Kreeft climbed through the whole they were met by the next philosopher, Thrasymachus. Thrasymachus states that, “there is no natural law of good and evil.” This philosophy is how one gets to the land of liberty. Socrates gives a lesson on logic and points out a flaw in Thrasymachus’ view. Socrates states that Thrasymachus is not a rebel, just a noble conservative to the authority above

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