Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The Truthful Lie

It is not at all uncommon to be deceived, either by ourselves or others, and to perceive significances where there are none, to misattribute causes or build them up to such a degree that they lose all connection with their source. This is rarely a problem in art since, as a domain, art is peculiarly unpedantic. Art makes no claims to absolute truth - barely to truth at all. However, in other walks of life – politics, religion, psychoanalysis, education, philosophy, etc – this tendency towards truth - or rather the rigid adoption of assumed truth - can be, and often is, a source of great misery and conflict.


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