James: Truth

„Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs ‚pass,‘ so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them. But this all points to direct face-to-face verifications somewhere, without which the fabric of truth collapses like a financial system with no cash- basis whatever.“ (p. 174) #James #truth

James, William, Pragmatism. A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking 1907.