We are doing a project/paper from school, and I'm going to take a new spin on it.
Basically, I'd like everyone to answer, in the least amount of words possible, what "truth" is, or how you find it, or what defines it.
Essentially you're answering one of these questions:
"What is truth?"
"How do you find truth?"
"What defines truth?"
IN AS LEAST AMOUNT OF WORDS AS POSSIBLE.
And being clever/witty/philosoraptorical/oxymoronic is even better.
+K for everyone who helps!
Empiricism. Where one believes they can only obtain truth from what their senses perceive. I agree more with the skeptic view. Sextus Empiricus is definitely someone to look up if you want more info. He basically feels that although we may sense something that is there, we will never know what it "truly" is due to our perceptions interacting with "filters" from our environment. Therefore he feels we should withhold our judgement and not deem any sort of sensory perception "true."
The truth is reality. Reality is no more than what we make of it. We can be so convinced of something that we cannot be budged one bit from that belief. Two plus two can equal five if we truly believe it. We can never be sure of reality, and so, by definition, the truth. I call it the Reality Paradox. Truth by its dictionary definition is impossible. Thus, the truth is the current majority opinion. An opinion and nothing more.
i wrote an essay on 1984 last year dealing a lot with this reality paradox idea.
the date you joined doesn't give you a larger penis. -factorfactor