by thejamilechoesblog

 

I have found that the majority of people have a misunderstanding of truth or misapply truth. In this article I will break down truth using logical examples so we all can grasp the meaning of truth.

 

First lets understand what Truth means.

 

Truth:

1.

the true or actual state of a matter.

2.

conformity with fact or reality

3.

a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle

Opposite: Falsehood

Absolute Truth: “Absolute truth implies at least two things: (1) that whatever is true at one time and in one place is true at all times and in all places, and (2) That whatever is true for one person is true for all persons.

Absolute truth doesn’t change, relative truth changes from time to time and person to person.”

Dr. Geisler L.Norman.When Skeptics Ask. Grand Rapids,MI:Baker Books,1990.

Example: Jim and his wife Stephanie made tacos on Friday night. Jim states “Those tacos were delectable”, while Stephanie says “those tacos were horrible and now I have stomach issues.”

Well we can see that that the relative truth would be

A: Tacos were the best-Jim

B:Tacos were horrible-Stephanie

The absolute truth would be

A:Both Jim and Stephanie made Tacos on Friday night

B: They both ate tacos

Correspondent Truth

 

 

states that the truth or falsity of a statement is determined only by how it relates to the world, and whether it accurately describes (i.e., corresponds with) that world. The theory is opposed to the coherence theory of truth which holds that the truth or falsity of a statement is determined by its relations to other statements rather than its relation to the world.

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correspondence_theory_of_truth

 

Relative Truth

 

Either Truth is relative to time and space (True then but not now), Or it is relative person to person (It’s true for me but not for you).

 

Coherent Truth

 

A view is true if it coheres or holds together as an internally consistent set of statements.

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