I have been taking a number of graduate level college courses at a state university and have encountered several professors who claim there is no such thing as absolute truth. This comes from a worldview known as postmodernism and is held by most university professors these days.
Many postmodern college professors promote the presupposition that no objective truth exists, that truth is relative. I have heard this stated in several college classes by several professors and my adult children report the same in several of their college courses.
Now if you go after the notion that there is no objective truth, then it does not make sense to talk about things being true or false or right or wrong, because there is no such thing. It is meaningless to have a discussion regarding truth because there is no such thing.
The statement “there is no objective reality” is a statement of absolute truth itself. I guess we have at least one statement of objective reality; that there is no objective reality. However, the statement cannot be true because if it is false it is false and if it is true it falsifies itself! Therefore, the presupposition that there is no objective reality is absolutely incorrect! The postmodern idea of no objective reality destroys itself since it is a self-refuting claim. Even if it were a true statement there would be no way of knowing it.
After more thought I have decided that nobody actually believes in this notion of no objective truth. If a professor actually believes this then he or she would out of honesty have to admit that my subjective reality is mine and is equally true to his subjective reality which is true for him. Therefore, I should be left alone in my version of reality and not be subjected to his version. Since there is no objective reality there is nothing for me to learn, so there would be no such thing as an education or an educated person and we can dismiss class and all go home. And, of course I want my refund since there was nothing to learn and nothing taught.
You see how empty and vacuous the idea of no objective reality or no objective truth actually is? The truth is that there is objective reality and absolute truth in the world and it is possible to be right or to be wrong. Without objective truth and reality it would be impossible to have intelligent rational discourse with one another.
What is your take on this topic?