What is Truth?

  • (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
    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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Verifiability, Not Truth
... threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia as "verifiability, not truth" ... 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 condition (it may not be ... 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 evidence does not mean the court does not respect truth ...
Verifiability, Not Truth - Editors Are Not Truth Finders
... editors 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... The conception of truth in question varies along lines that reflect the influence of several thinkers, initially and notably, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James ... pragmatic maxim as a means of clarifying the meanings of difficult concepts, truth in particular, and (2) an emphasis on the fact that the product variously branded as ...
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 ...
Truth - In Religion: Omniscience
... In a religious context, perfect knowledge of all truth about all things (omniscience) is regarded by some religions, particularly Buddhism and the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and ...

More definitions of "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
  • (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): The quality of nearness to the truth or the true value.
    Example: "The lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
    Synonyms: accuracy
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word truth:

    Some men love truth so much that they seem in continual fear lest she should catch cold on over-exposure.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth—and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)