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Does truth matter?

The way a person thinks says a lot about someone. And yet there are a great deal of commonalities between us all in this. We think about outcomes. If someone asks you what they should do my bet is that you probably reply with a question designed to seek their objectives. This is pragmatism in the style of philosophers such as Dewey. But for most of history we thought quite differently. For instance the ancient Greeks and middle ages thinkers would ask which course of action best reflects or discovers the truth. If this was deemed logical for most of human history does it still have logic today? Should truth be a constant aim? Or should we always be pragmatic?