Sanchotene’s Three Laws (Methaphysics)

(“From Beyond the South:” I, 5)

Wikipedia informs that “three laws” can be a reference to the:
a) laws of thermodynamics;
b) Newton’s Laws (physics — motion);
c) Kepler’s Laws (astronomy –planetary motion);
d) Azimov’s Laws (robotic ethics);
e) Clarke’s Laws (science — progress); and
f) Comte’s Laws (science — progress).

Well, now, I would like to introduce a seventh possibility:
g) Sanchotene’s Laws (metaphysics).

These three laws go as follows:

I — Sanchotene’s First Law:
“Truth is One and Absolute”

Truth simply “is.” It is not that there is Truth, but that Truth is all there is. Untruth and lie are non-beings.

II — Sanchotene’s Second Law:
“Men’s position to Truth is multiple and relative”

As men, we only have partial access to the Truth. Our knowledge is limited to our perspective and it changes as our points-of view change. Different positions result in distinct infinite comprehensions of the Truth — all of them true in certain degree.

III — Sanchotene’s Third Law:
 “Men’s relation to Truth is multiple and Absolute”

If Truth is all there is, we, human beings, exist immerse in Truth. It is impossible to escape from It — even the madmen act upon the reality that is incomprehensible to them. In the same way as it happens to those insane, we are all condemned to act in relation to the Truth that is unknown to us; or, better saying, that is only partially known to us. Still, we are obliged to act and we are obliged to act truthfully. That what “is” implies necessarily that what “is ought-to-be.”

Paulo Sanchotene

Post Scriptum:’ Of course those laws are not new. I am glad you have noticed this. Moreover, if they were new, they wouldn’t be worthy of being written down. I just transcribed them because we all have a strong tendency to forget them; and when we forget them, we end up falling into fallacious traps like Skepticism, Relativism, Gnosticism, Dogmatism, i.e., into any ideology generally speaking. Now, with these Sanchotene’s Three Laws, I simply hope that avoiding such temptations can become simpler, even though it would still be hard.

[edited] Originally published at:

Like what you read? Give From Beyond the South a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.