Apolausticism

The traditional philosophical position about a statement being true is that it conforms to some 'fact' which exists in 'reality'... then came Pragmatism, which said that a statement/idea is true if it 'works' in practice, since 'reality' is unknown/doesn't exist independently of human experience. But fled not yet, dear reader, for i do not plan to give a lecture on philosophy. But it occured to me today that there is another philosophy about truth which is being followed by people in the world, which probably has not been christened uptil now, and if that is so, i shall be the first to do so. According to this philosophy that statement or news is 'true' which sounds more 'fun', and i shall call this philosophy of truth 'Apolausticism' (from the word apolaustic, 'dedicated to enjoyment'). As would be obvious to intelligent people, this philosophy is most at work during gossiping, and is adhered to, ususally subconsciously, by the gossipers... so all you gossip lovers out there, now you have a well-defined philosophy to follow! Metaphysicists of future, i have eased your job. :)

Comments

Kunwal said…
hihi, i think identifying and naming this philosophy was in itself apolaustic :)
Kurri Pataki said…
you've been tagged.
dure said…
Chha gaya he mera bhai! ;p
Qasim Aziz said…
Niezsche and Schopenheur would have tagged such work as 'Plebeian Philosophy'.
Awais said…
@ Qasim

I suppose they would have. :)