Friday, August 22, 2008

Truth

What is truth? Truth is all that is true. One's truth may be truth to him but not to another, but all perceived truths share similar ideals. In this case, all perceived truths may either have pieces of the truth in them, or they are all wrong (the latter is less probable).

3 comments:

Hemlock Drinker said...

What is truth? Truth is can be proved? That can be sensed? That could be? One's truth may be truth to him but not to another, but all perceived truths share similar ideals (show me one that does). In this case, all perceived truths may either have pieces of the truth (does the truth need a viewpoint to have that label? in which case, wouldn't all perceived truths be true?) in them, or they are all wrong, which means that they don't function? Don't affect anything? (them both being wrong is less probable because people are good at recognizing truth?)

In the Agora said...

I think Hemlock Drinker is getting at the fact that truth can only be perceived phenomenologically, or through logic based on incontrovertable evidence - that of the self. But then, the truth must be rendered useless in everyday life. So, wherefore truth? Is truth the opposite of a lie?

Alana said...

The truth is the truth to that person and it is indeed the truth and can be proven without a doubt to be that person's truth but that same truth that is so inexplicably true to that person may also be so irrevocably false to another person whose own undeniable truths contradict it that it creates an illogical paradox. This is the basis upon which life rests, that perception creates validity, and is in itself irrefutable. The theory of relativity.