Is truth constructed or discovered?
Is truth constructed by language or discovered by observation?
I hold that we have both objective truths about reality and intersubjective (or social) truths within society.
The former truths (the weight of a rock, the speed of light, etc) are discovered while the latter truths (the Beatles make good music, ice create is nice, the concept of money and citizenship, etc) are constructed and subjectively or intersubjectively agreed upon.
Objective truths are independent of mind and are determined by their correspondence/conformity to reality.
Social truths are intersubjective and are determined/constructed by language.
To put it another way... social truths will die with humans/minds, whereas objective truths will not.
Postmodernism seems to reject objective truth and hold truth is all social and constructed by language, right?
"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring" -- Carl Sagan