I keep coming back to what I see as a basic and fundamental issue in philosophy.
Why must we reference others to support the veracity of a proposal ?
I mean this in a de facto sense, not de jure. For, of course most modern philosophers we know of make implicit to thier argument the necessity for reference to other authors.
My question is: Why?
Why is Plato and Aristotle and whoever is ‘basic’ not required to reference for thier proposals to have veracity ? And yet no one currently is allowed to propose truths in the same way?
Why is no appeal to truth permitted to thought?