Who is truth?

  • (noun): The quality of nearness to the truth or the true value.
    Example: "The lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
    Synonyms: accuracy
    See also — Additional definitions below

Truth

Truth is most often used to mean in accord with fact or reality or fidelity to an original or to a standard or ideal.

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Some articles on truth:

Truth - In Religion: Omniscience
... context, perfect knowledge of all truth about all things (omniscience) is regarded by some religions, particularly Buddhism and the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism), as an attribute of a ...
Verifiability, Not Truth - Editors Are Not Truth Finders
... who are not making claims that they have found truth, but that they have found someone else who is making claims that they have found truth ... multiple points of view (the Wikipedia's term for versions of truth) are included ... Wikipedia editors are not indifferent to truth, but as a collaborative project, its editors are not making judgments as to what is true and what is false, but what can be ...
Truth-conditional Semantics - History
... The first truth-conditional semantics was developed by Donald Davidson in Truth and Meaning (1967) ... It applied Tarski's semantic theory of truth to a problem it was not intended to solve, that of giving the meaning of a sentence ...
Pragmatic Theory Of Truth
... Pragmatic theory of truth refers to those accounts, definitions, and theories of the concept truth that distinguish the philosophies of pragmatism and pragmaticism ... The conception of truth in question varies along lines that reflect the influence of several thinkers, initially and notably, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and ... reliance on the pragmatic maxim as a means of clarifying the meanings of difficult concepts, truth in particular, and (2) an emphasis on the fact ...
Verifiability, Not Truth
... used to define the threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia as "verifiability, not truth" ... The phrase "the threshold for inclusion is verifiability, not truth" meant that verifiability is a necessary condition (a minimum requirement) for the inclusion of material, though it is not a sufficient ... That we have rules for the inclusion of material does not mean Wikipedians have no respect for truth and accuracy, just as a court's reliance on rules of ...

More definitions of "truth":

  • (noun): A fact that has been verified.
    Example: "At last he knew the truth"; "the truth is the he didn't want to do it"
  • (noun): A true statement.
    Example: "He told the truth"; "he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
    Synonyms: true statement
  • (noun): United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883).
    Synonyms: Sojourner Truth
  • (noun): Conformity to reality or actuality.
    Example: "They debated the truth of the proposition"; "the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat"; "he was famous for the truth of his portraits"
    Synonyms: the true, verity

Famous quotes containing the word truth:

    Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    Each truth that a writer acquires is a lantern, which he turns full on what facts and thoughts lay already in his mind, and behold, all the mats and rubbish which had littered his garret become precious. Every trivial fact in his private biography becomes an illustration of this new principle, revisits the day, and delights all men by its piquancy and new charm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Our culture, therefore, must not omit the arming of the man. Let him hear in season, that he is born into the state of war, and that the commonwealth and his own well-being require that he should not go dancing in the weeds of peace, but warned, self- collected, and neither defying nor dreading the thunder, let him take both reputation and life in his hand, and, with perfect urbanity, dare the gibbet and the mob by the absolute truth of his speech, and the rectitude of his behaviour.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)