Monday, July 30, 2007

Truth in Time

We can look at several ways that truth and time might relate. Can either be a component of the other? Or, can truth be timely? What are the truths (things) that persist through time?

We can ask, in the truth (small t) sense, does time subsume truth? We know from the experience that truth may very well be limited by location and period. In the Truth (large T) sense, time may become problematic as we have seen with modern physics, or, as some views argue, Truth may very well subsume time.

In an operational sense, a decision would hopefully obtain benefit from truth engineering in a timely manner even though the process may very well need to handle the undecidable. Truth in Time may, as well, necessitate a temporal, or perhaps even a non-monotonic, approach.

In the sense of Tribe as Truth, time plays a role which has a different flavor for science than for business; this is easily seen, as an example, in terms of expected horizon; business has a notable short-sighted viewpoint, for the most part.

Also, for science, a discipline, as a group in the context of reductionism, has an assumption set that contains entries from other disciplines (or groups) for which there will be a time element. In this regard, is newer information more trustworthy than something older?

On the other hand, business does not have the clarity of science, not necessarily from disinformation as the simple act of reducing a time profile while generalizing context can introduce fuzziness.


05/09/2013 -- Eric Hoffer, longshoreman philosopher and autodidact, and his views apply here. 

05/28/2011 -- Later concepts: Turing space, map/territory, and avatars.

09/02/2009 -- The Vienna School says that undecidability heavily influences their take on economic views. That Quants run off after money basically ignores these issues.

01/27/2009 -- 'Earned Value' relates to time.

Modified: 05/09/2013

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