Today’s currency comes from Deepak Chopra:

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This is a common relativistic assertion about truth.  The argument goes:  We all experience the world as subjects.  And since our sense experiences of the world are subjective, the only truth that exists is subjective to each individual.  Therefore, there is no objective truth.  Since this is Twitter, Mr. Chopra was not able to offer an argument for his assertion.  However, what good reasons would one have to believe Mr. Chopra?  How could this assertion be supported by good argumentation?  Are there any flaws in this way of thinking?

I’ve offered my own response below.  My Twitter response also was extremely brief but it essentially identifies the problem Mr. Chopra creates for himself when he tries to make a claim that applies to everyone objectively.  How would you have responded?


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