I read some stuff on historical materialism today from Lukacs and I think he kind of expresses the problem nicely. The issue of thinking, argumentation, philosophy, or whatever you want to call it is an issue of methods. Logic is a method, for example. But, this is where things get interesting: we must recognize that truth is grounded in one’s method. I think this can easily be said like this: “it’s not about having an alternative to truth but it’s a question of whether there are any truth foundations to one’s claims” which is to say “you can’t move forward if you don’t know where you’re going,” essentially “the method is a prerequisite to determining if there’s a foundation for one’s claims in the first place.”
Thus, if logic for example can be grounded as a method in a non-regressive manner then we have done it. Presupposition has finally been tossed away! Hopefully, philosophy can begin again — a system can finally be built. Again, hope is the drive for the whole creative process of discovery that I and now my friend Haseeb are engaged in.
Transcendental arbitration has been abandoned…