Truth And Knowledge

The space of knowledge affords and demands a new logic, a logic of knowing; whereas traditional logic deals with truth, particularly with truth values, that means in general with true and false. These necessarily exclude one another: what is true cannot be false, and vice versa.

To knowledge, however, this does not apply in the same manner. Its potential embodiments, spanning a much broader spectrum, can exist side by side, even if they partially contradict one another. This coexistence is crucial, it constitutes a field of tension, a network of relations that are indispensible for all kinds of knowing. So knowledge in all its possible formings is extended and full of inner tension. While each of these appearances again combines with others to form always new figures of knowledge.