|Lac Léman February 17, 2014|
And I’ll add Plato to the mix.
Can a truth be a platitude? Can a platitude be a truth? Are they mutually exclusive, or mutually inclusive?
Truth, defined by Webster’s is the quality or state of conforming with the facts or with reality. It can, however, be an idealized abstraction as well as an actual application.
A Platitude, again as defined by Webster’s is a remark, which is commonplace, trite, even dull, especially if one utters it as though it were a new or novel idea.
So is Plato’s “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” truth or platitude?
|Sunset February 16|