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Aren’t There Truths I Can Only Know Because of My Lived Experience?

#STRask — Stand to Reason

Aren’t There Truths I Can Only Know Because of My Lived Experience?

July 11, 2022
#STRask
#STRaskStand to Reason

Question about how to reconcile the fact that there are things one can only know through experience with the idea that truth can be known apart from a person’s experiences.

* “Woke” culture says, “Only I can know this because of my lived experience,” which seems to contradict the idea that truth can be known apart from those experiences, but I also find myself experiencing things and learning things as a parent that I couldn’t have otherwise known, so how do we reconcile this with the idea of objective, publicly accessible truth?

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