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    Truth Is Truth

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    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple”, claims Oscar Wilde. Truth is very complicated, as people understand it in different ways. Truth is a statement, which never changes and does not depend on people’s feelings. In other words, truth is reality and the action expressed without any changes or edit. The matters that people can accept as truth are what they believe. For instance, if people are not sure about events they need to have foolproof statistics, facts or evidence; as a result, “truth”

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    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

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    Truth Is Not Moral Truth

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    Merriam-Webster defines truth as “the property of being in accord with fact or reality.” With one universe, which follows a definite set of laws, only one reality exists. Therefore, with one reality, only one, absolute truth exists. In recent years, with “social progress,” truth has been under attack. Many are not willing to accept the truth as it is, as they view absolute fact as offensive and emotionally damaging. People are told that truth is relative; they are encouraged to tailor the truth to their opinions

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    The And Of The Truth

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    search for the truth. Even though each sought new, unheard of, or at least not well defined answers to what were, in many cases, new and unasked questions, they did so with one portion of their findings already defined. Even Descartes, claiming to believe only the things that were proven without a doubt (35-38), behaved similarly to so many other early scientists in this regard. They almost all allowed one questionable theory to dictate the search for and even the presentation of the truth as they saw

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    The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth When a parent thinks about protecting their child, they may not consider protecting their child from the invalid information that is being taught in schools across the nation. There are many factors that go into publishing an academic textbook, but many of these factors rely solely in the political roots of the publisher. Textbooks today aim to impress children with vivid images and information that is easily understood and related to. Leaving out vital

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    “I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth” (O’Brien 171). When telling a story, people often exaggerate details, characters and other events in the story in order to make it more interesting. Why do people do this? Do they do it because they feel that the story lacked something and needs to be expanded upon, or is it something else. This way of telling a story is especially prevalent in Tim O’Brien’s book The Things They Carried, which

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    opening questions in the beginning of Nothing but the Truth conveys the message that saying part of the truth is not saying the truth. It also carries the message that the truth is something that the both sides agree upon. Saying the truth shouldn’t hurt anyone because the truth is what actually happened, and the truth is needed to bring justice. Throughout the story, these questions are disobeyed. As time passes in the novel, Philip shapes the truth to his advantage, and does not tell the whole story

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    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

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    within this world has the ability to change and morph truth. What is written by the victors is the truth told, and in most cases, a stretched truth can become actual fact. But, while the victors may be able to write the world’s past, they will never be able to write individual truth and perspective. The most complex stories the world will ever know lie are seen through each pair of eyes. Each human has their own story, perspective, and truth that only they will be able know. Each unique individual

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    Pragmatism and Truth The pragmatist view of truth, as written by William James in “Truth is Established on Pragmatic Grounds,” is the view that the best way to define truth is in terms of beliefs that work. In other words, truth becomes a human manifestation of individual beliefs, where people believe what is better to believe, so long as it doesn’t clash with another “vital benefit” (Mulvaney, 297). I will argue that the pragmatist’s interpretation of the truth allows for confirmation bias to take

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