Truth FAQs:

Q: Is truth most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality?

A: Yes, or fidelity to an original or standard.

Q: Is truth what human inquiry would find out on a matter?

A: Yes, if our practice of inquiry were taken as far as it could profitably go: "The opinion which is fated to be ultimately agreed to by all who investigate, is what we mean by the truth".

Q: Is truth called logical or formal?

A: Yes.

Q: Was truth better than truth if it had this life enhancement as a consequence?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth viewed as the correspondence of language or thought to an independent reality?

A: Yes, and in what is sometimes called the correspondence theory of truth.

Q: Is truth what would be agreed upon in an ideal speech situation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth verified and confirmed by the results of putting one's concepts into practice?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth the reference of a judgment to something different from itself which is its sufficient reason?

A: Yes, Judgments can have material, formal, transcendental, or metalogical truth.

Q: Is truth discussed and debated in several contexts?

A: Yes, and including philosophy, art, and religion.

Q: Is truth useful in everyday life but, upon deep analysis, turns out to be technically self-contradictory?

A: Yes, in particular, any formal system that fully obeys Capture and Release semantics for truth , and that also respects classical logic, is provably inconsistent and succumbs to the liar paradox or to a similar contradiction.

Q: Is truth superior to silence?

A: Yes, and etc.

Q: Is truth subjective or objective?

A: Yes, and relative or absolute.

Q: Is truth described partly in "Man from Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics"?

A: Yes, and from which excerpts are included below.

Q: Is truth defined as "unchangeable", "that which has no distortion", "that which is beyond distinctions of time, space, and person", "that which pervades the universe in all its constancy"?

A: Yes, The human body, therefore is not completely true as it changes with time, for example.

Q: Is truth constructed by social processes?

A: Yes, and is historically and culturally specific, and that it is in part shaped through the power struggles within a community.

Q: Are truths final and static?

A: Yes, and subjective truths are continuing and dynamic.

Q: Is truth merely nominal and?

A: Yes, and therefore, we cannot employ it to establish which judgements are true.

Q: Are truths deceptive and may lead to a false conclusion?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth understood to reside in persons""?

A: Yes, and in Ricardian England it "transforms".

Q: Is truth obtained?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth covered by a golden bowl?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth viewed as contingent on convention?

A: Yes, and human perception, and social experience.

Q: Is truth whatever is agreed upon?

A: Yes, or in some versions, might come to be agreed upon, by some specified group.

Q: Is truth analogous to the mechanics of a material body in motion under the influence of its own inner force?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth a matter of accurately copying what is known as "objective reality" and then representing it in thoughts?

A: Yes, and words and other symbols.

Q: Is truth seen by some as consistent with correspondence theory?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth a redundant concept?

A: Yes, that is, it is merely a word that is traditionally used in conversation or writing, generally for emphasis, but not a word that actually equates to anything in reality.

Q: Is truth not a property?

A: Yes, but rather can be understood to say that, for instance, the assertion "P" may well involve a substantial truth, and the theorists in this case are minimizing only the redundancy or prosentence involved in the statement such as "that's true".

Q: Is truth introduced around the turn of the 20th century by Charles Sanders Peirce?

A: Yes, and William James, and John Dewey.

Q: Is truth its own self-movement within itself?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth something that is continually occurring?

A: Yes, and a human being cannot find truth separate from the subjective experience of one's own existing, defined by the values and fundamental essence that consist of one's way of life.

Q: Is truth that concordance of an abstract statement with the ideal limit towards which endless investigation would tend to bring scientific belief?

A: Yes, and which concordance the abstract statement may possess by virtue of the confession of its inaccuracy and one-sidedness, and this confession is an essential ingredient of truth.

Q: Is truth usually held to be opposite to falsehood?

A: Yes, and which, correspondingly, can also take on a logical, factual, or ethical meaning.

Q: Are truths half-truths?

A: Yes.

Q: Are truths concerned with the facts of a person's being?

A: Yes, while subjective truths are concerned with a person's way of being.

Q: Is truth primarily a property of whole systems of propositions?

A: Yes, and can be ascribed to individual propositions only according to their coherence with the whole.

Q: Is truth a resolution of past oppositions into increasingly more accurate approximations of absolute truth?

A: Yes.

Q: Is truth defined for The barn is big?

A: Yes, then for "The barn is big is true"; then for "'The barn is big is true' is true", and so on.