What Is Truth About Truth

981 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
What is Truth? What is truth? Simply, it is knowing that something is right or wrong. But is it really that easy? The answer is as no. The problem with truth is it has a long history and has been a central issue in epistemology. In the first century, Jesus Christ was on trial, and in the gospel of John, chapter 18:38 Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ: ‘And What is Truth’? Ever since then, many philosophers have attempted to answer the question. According to Stanford Encyclopedia of philosophy “Truth is one of the central subjects in philosophy. It is also one of the largest. Truth has been a topic of discussion in its own right for thousands of years. Moreover, a huge variety of issues in philosophy relate to truth, either by relying on theses about truth, or implying theses about truth.” by Michael Glanzberg in the article Truth. So, what is truth? How do we explain the types of truth, objections to truth, and tests for truth? Luckily, throughout time all of these questions have been talked through from the greatest of minds. One now knows that truth isn’t as simple as connecting one dot to the other. Truth goes beyond the measurable. Truth has many definitions but can they all be right? Truth has a long definition which is why it is hard for many people to understand the question of, “what is truth?” Andrew Uduigwomen states in his journal, “Today, in all areas of human endeavor, ‘truth’ has become the standard of measuring the success and acceptability of…
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