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  • The Postmodern Idea Of Relative Truth

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    The two main texts engage postmodern ideas through the themes and content of their stories. The postmodern idea of relative truth is the main concept that comes under fire, with its subsets (such as moral ambiguity and anti-absolutism) being engaged as well. In the Great Divorce, heaven is described in extremely concrete ways. Everything there is as hard as diamonds, while the people visiting from hell are ghostly and vapid. In these descriptions, Lewis makes a point of the absolute reality of heavenly

  • The Theme Of The Truth In Oedipus The King

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    to hide from the truth. Though the foul truths may seem to be masked within the darkness, they are eventually brought into the light, shining over the devious lies placed before it. Nevertheless, the real question lies within whether or not the person receiving the truth can endure it. By coping with the truth, one sees, but by denying it, one stays blind. One way or another, however, problems arise, secrets come out, and chaos ensues because one cannot stay blinded from the truth forever. Rumor

  • Truth in Management and Power Relationships

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    Throughout history, philosophers have come up with their versions of the actual definition for ‘truth’. The Greek philosopher Aristotle had explained truth as “To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not, is true” [1]. Aristotle explains that truth can be described as that something that is definite and distinct in its own form, nature or identity. Another Greek sophist and philosopher Protagoras

  • Essay On The False Truth In Othello

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    own belief of the truth. This performance is a tragedy about a moor who has been tricked by his own ancient who leads him to his downfall. This story connects to Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave, where people are chained up and only capable of seeing what is in front of them which is the false truth. In the story, Shakespeare manipulates characters to see a false truth, create scenes that have characters question each other, and how stereotypes shape your concept of the false truth. From beginning

  • Finding Truth And Finding Peace

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    witnesses to. To me a witness is someone who tells a story in hopes of finding truth and finding peace. A witness mean someone who is willing to listen to people tell theirs stories and continue to tell those stories when other people are no longer able to. While visiting the Africa Burial Grounds going through the different exhibits, I came across a quote that I believe describes in perfect detail what a witness is. “I’m for truth no matter who tells it, I’m for justice no matter who it is for or against

  • The Progression Of Truths Within A Taxonomy

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    Progression of Truths in a Taxonomy To begin understanding whether or not science progresses towards greater truths, truth must first be defined. It is the quality or state of conforming to fact or reality.1 As such a greater truth is one which better conforms to reality. Through scientific revolutions science progresses towards a taxonomy of greater truths. To accept this one must first understand that truths exist in science, that there are greater truths which replace falsified truths, and that

  • The Truth vs. the "White Lie"

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    The Truth vs. the “White Lie” Lying in a marriage is a slippery slope and trust is a delicate thing. I have told my children that a thousand truths can be destroyed by just one lie. Once those truths are destroyed, it is the lie that will typify you. The truth is extremely powerful as well, because you can try to bury it, but you can't kill it. Sooner or later someone is going to dig it up. The truth is an awkward subject that our spouses believe they want to hear no matter what the answer

  • Inevitability Of The Truth In The Kite Runner

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    The Inevitability of the Truth Telling the truth is not always the simplest solution. In times of guilt and distress, most fear that the truth will only further complicate a situation. The selfish fear that complications will have negative impacts on one’s own image can persuade one to avoid reality completely. However, no matter how hard it may be, it is always best to be transparent. In the novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini indicates that in an order to preserve one’s honour, people will deceive

  • Pursuit Of Truth In Jasper Jones

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    into the characters’ pursuit of truth by exploring overarching ideas such as Fear, Racism and Scapegoating and linking them with character dialogue as well as narrator descriptions. The main truth presented by Craig Silvey is the investigation of Laura Wishart’s death, by pursuing this truth Charlie uncovers truths about his family and town. I believe that by using these overarching ideas, silver is able to offer us a deep insight into the characters’ pursuit of truth. The main focus of the novel

  • The Coherence Theory Of Truth Essay

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    2: The Coherence Theory of Truth In his book ‘Meditations on First Philosophy’, Descartes writes that all beliefs, even the most irresistible convictions, may not correspond to how the world really is; and this is something that defenders of the correspondence theory are arguably unable to dismiss. As a result, the coherence theory takes a different approach and argues that a proposition (truth-bearer) is true if it ‘fits’ or coheres with a specific set of beliefs (truth-maker). These beliefs may