85052 - The multiplicity of tradition

N. Lygeros

Tradition is also a manifold. In one word, we can have many traditions. So even when we talk about the traditional way, we have to define it more precisely. In reality, when we say that tradition has inside it pieces of Truth, we need to consider the following point of view. Truth can be disseminated in several traditions and it’s not necessarily confined in only one. We have to see the manifold of tradition, to see that Truth can have many accumulation points. That’s why it’s so important to study if two traditions which are different, are in fact compatible. Because compatibility permits the existence of  a strategic mix of traditions.