Truth And Truth About Truth

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When a person is told something is the “truth” the definition of truth may vary from person to person; however, it is generally something that a person believes. What is the nature of this “truth”? How do us people know when something is the truth? These questions will be answered in this paper using two different approaches and how I interpreted them. In this paper I will describe what truth is and how it is attained by using two different sections of my reference, then I will combine them into what I think truth is as a whole. “The whole purpose of reasoning, of logic, is to arrive at the truth of things”. This is what the author of “Being Logical”, my reference for this paper, has described what “truth” is. The whole point of logic is to curve at the truth of what is being stated. He then goes on to say “Not to pursue truth would be absurd, since it is the only thing that gives meaning to all our endeavors”. I agree with this statement, because even though the truth is not something that we want to always hear, it is something that is needed to be heard. Later on in the same section he says “logical truth, as we have seen, is a matter of a correspondence between the content of a statement and the objective facts”. He described this understanding of the nature of truth to be called the “coherence theory”. “The coherence theory of truth maintains that any given statement is true if it harmoniously fits into an already established theory or system of thought”. The theory

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