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The Truth - The “Truth”      Every thought that ever entered our mind is a consequence of our struggle to reach out for the truth. Since our early age we have been thought to believe that there has to be right and wrong and we continuously searched for the “correct” answer. Unlike school’s multiple choice tests, life thought us that there is more than one correct answer. At one point we learned that some questions don’t have answers at all, or they are way too complex for our mind to understand them. Yet we never stopped struggling to reach out for the ultimate truth....   [tags: Definition True Truth Philosophy Essays] 1282 words
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Locke's Theories of Truth Correspondence - Monism vs. Dualism John Locke’s Essay on Human Understanding his primary thesis is our ideas come from experience, that the human mind from birth is a blank slate. (Tabula Rasa) Only experience leaves an impression in our brain. “External objects impinge on our senses,” which interpret ate our perceptions of various objects. The senses fill the mind with content. Nothing can exist in the mind that was not first experienced by the senses. Dualism resembles Locke’s theory that your mind cannot perceive something that the senses already have or they come in through the minds reflection on its own operation....   [tags: truth, locke, philosohpy, ] 1052 words
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Access to the Truth - Access to the Truth In “Zen and the Art of the Writing Tutorial,” Paul Gamache asks, “do you think of yourself as an Expert. Do you have access to the truth?” I like this question because it seems to contradict some of his other assertions. For example, he claims that he sometimes does not provide his students with the help they want; rather, he gives them the help he deems they need, and he only gives them the assistance they desire when he decides that it is also what they require. How does he know exactly what they need....   [tags: Truth Writing Expertise Essays] 498 words
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Taking the Side of Ms. Narwin from Avi's Nothing But the Truth - If you’ve read the book nothing but the truth by Avi, you know that there are many sides you can take. It seems every time you turn a page you can form a new opinion. With every opinion you can form new points of view and sides. One of the main points of view is Ms. Narwin’s. My reasons for taking Ms. Narwin’s side are one, Ms. Narwin meant nothing against patriotism by sending Philip out of the class, two, Philip isn’t doing anything in the sake of Patriotism, three, Philip is a liar who gets around the truth, four, not only does the gossip of people blow things our of proportion, but the press defiantly does too, and five, there is a teacher/student stereotype that gibes the student a “poor me” reputation which makes them always right so they’ll always win....   [tags: Nothing but the truth] 965 words
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Is It Too Late? Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth - An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film in which basis are put long-term researches of changes of climate, level of carbonic gas in the atmosphere, and conditions of polar ices. In this film, El Gore, a presidential candidate of 2000 and former vice president of the United States, explains the scientific and political view of global warming and its serious consequences that we already observe on Earth, and other more tragic consequences that are still to come in the near future if we do not reduce emissions of exhaust gas in the atmosphere....   [tags: Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, ] 423 words
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Comedy in "The Ugly Truth" Directed by Robert Luketic - The ugly Truth directed by Robert Luketic was a delightful and entertaining movie. Katherine Hiegl and Gerard Butler are both well known actors who work marvelously together in this movie. There is something in the movie for all men and women, whether they are on his side or rooting for her. The story of the central couple will grab the hearts of all those who watch it. What makes this movie shine specifically is the script of the storyline and the chemistry between the main actors; however, as a romantic, comedy it could have been better....   [tags: ugly Truth, director, Robert Luketic, ] 852 words
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John Gibbons' Truth in Action - John Gibbons' "Truth in Action" ABSTRACT: John Gibbons tries to show that the notion of similarities and differences between different cases of events reveals the relevance of relational properties, which are of causal relevance. Based on such considerations, Gibbons' main claim is that the truth value somebody assigns to his or her beliefs has causal power. This means that the deflationary theory of truth becomes false. The questions therefore are: (1) What are the similarities and differences between different cases....   [tags: John Gibbons Truth Action Essays]
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Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power - Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power In "Truth and Power" Michel Foucault revisits the major theoretical trends and questions of his career. He is a thinker who knows no bounds of subject or field. His ideas stretch from literature to science, from psychology to labor. He deals in a currency that is accepted everywhere: truth and power. Foucault spends much of his career tracing the threads of truth and power as they intertwine with the history of human experience. He especially loves to study asylums and prisons because they are close to an encapsulated power structure....   [tags: Truth and Power Essays]
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Considering the 'Specialized Audience' Problem in Krasner's Account of Fictional Truth - Considering the 'Specialized Audience' Problem in Krasner's Account of Fictional Truth In our analysis of fictional truth, “the sort of truth that attaches to sentences such as ‘Sherlock Holmes was a Victorian Englishman,’” both David Lewis and Daniel Krasner believe we should think of fictions as counterfactuals, as descriptions of the way things could be in some possible world.[i] When discussing fictions, we want to be able to identify what is ‘true in the story,’ or, using the counterfactual model, true in the possible world of the story....   [tags: Krasner Truth Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Alfred Jules Ayer's "Language, Truth and Logic," the Major Thesis on Logical Positivism of its Time - In 1936 Alfred Jules Ayer published a book named, Language, Truth, and Logic. At the time of its publication, it was understood to be the major thesis of Logical Positivism (Macdonald). In order to understand the Verification Principle, one must first become somewhat familiar with Logical Positivism. Logical Positivism is a school of philosophic thought that combines empiricism, the idea that observational evidence is indispensable for knowledge of the world, with a version of rationalism incorporating mathematical and logico-linguistic constructs and deductions in epistemology, the study of knowledge (Log Pos)....   [tags: Alfred Jules Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Logi] 995 words
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Tim O'Briens' Perspective and Statements in Regard to Storytelling and Relationship to the Truth in The Things They Carried - Tim O'Briens' Perspective and Statements in Regard to Storytelling and Relationship to the Truth in The Things They Carried Each day that we live our lives we are faced with the opportunity to believe and tell many stories and dramatizations. As a young child in Hebrew School you were taught that the world was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested. In a Christian home you were told about Saint Nick. On a juvenile level, stories serve a purpose to teach something and to give hope....   [tags: O'Brien Things They Carried Truth Analysis] 1411 words
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Truth - Truth The question of right and wrong has been battled over for centuries. Many conservatives still believe that truth is absolute, while others disagree, saying that truth is relative. I believe that truth is an individual’s perception of beliefs and decisions. For that reason, truth differentiates among individuals thorough their contrasting opinions. But, truth is something that everyone believes to be correct. Thus, it greatly depends on what’s true in the minds of the people. On the contrary, truth that’s spoken with bad intent is considered to be worse than a lie....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 587 words
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The Truth - The Truth How can we define truth when we don’t even know the interpretations of what truth is. What I found very interesting was this quote "Half of a truth is not the Truth". I believe that when we tell the truth we never tell 100% of the truth. We might be embarrassed about the whole truth or maybe we just don’t want to tell how we handled the situation so we remove our part or change our part from the truth. Telling the truth is hard, we never know how the opposite side will react on the truth....   [tags: Papers] 561 words
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Truth - According to Dante, truth and dishonesty are viewed as the most sinful act to be done in the mid-evil period. In Dante's eyes, liars are sent to hell and truth holds a high standard to life, without truth one must face the consequence of lying. In today's society, truth is still important. Without truth there is no honesty and without honesty you cannot expect to maintain relationships. People may befriend you because of your lies, but you are not automatically assumed as a sinner. Whereas in the mid-evil period, if you were even thought of as not telling the truth you were automatically believed by Dante as a sinner who must suffer in hell....   [tags: European Literature] 559 words
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“Beauty is truth, truth beauty” - Of the five odes written by John Keats, this ode was written to show the beauty of love through a work of art. This work of art is a Grecian Urn, one side adorned with a woman being pursued by a “bold lover” and on the other a priest leading a heifer to be sacrificed. The beauty of this poem is given in five stanzas of iambic pentameter with a two part rhyme scheme, giving the poem a sense of a two part structure and, furthermore, two meanings just as there are two sides of the urn. The manifest meaning is one of the picture being timeless and the love eternal, while the latent meaning is that of silence and how love can be expressed without word or sound....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Flexibility of the Truth - ... There is always something more that can’t be seen or felt. Towards the end of the book, O’Brien is dreaming and he imagines what Linda would describe as being dead. She equates it to “being inside a book that nobody’s reading” (245) Even if someone is reading your book there is still the close reading that must be done in order to interpret the underlying story. And all the close reading that is done is all opinion anyway, because the author’s truth is never disclosed. When describing how the soldiers carried themselves, O’Brien says that “[s]ome carried themselves with a sort of wistful resignation” while others did so with “good humor or macho zeal” (19)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tim O'Brien] 1822 words
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Truth or Lie? - ... Thrasher, a Ph.D. in health behavior and health education, supports this statement by saying, “Contemporary teens list ‘being honest’ as the most important rule for companies to follow when advertising to them” (Thrasher). The advertisers of the truth campaign used this notion to their advantage in the construction of the ad by preemptively cutting a few of the sutures to show that it is possible to find the truth and escape fallacies that the big tobacco companies are throwing at them. It is also important to note the small URL at the bottom of the ad which answers the question “where do I go to seek truth?” asked by the reader when they read the words on the scalpel....   [tags: Advertising ]
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Personal Truth - We go to school to learn. What we hope we are being taught is truths, because if we were being taught something that is false there would be no reason to go to school. But with that statement we need to ask, what is truth. As individuals we take in our experiences and organize them into schemas. These schemas then become our personal truths. As a society we can define what something is and what something is not based off of our individual truths and knowledge. Those truths are accepted by all of society and therefore apply to all of society....   [tags: Human Perception] 1020 words
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What is Truth? - ... Though, we cannot say that it is false, something which is not entirely true does not automatically become false. I would like to explain this claim by using another example in another area of knowledge i.e. art. Take the example of Mona Lisa painting, some people find that she is actually looking at the viewer, some think that she is not looking at them, some find that she is crying in the painting and some picturize her as smiling. So all these viewers are right in their way, as we cannot blame anyone saying that no Mona Lisa is smiling or no Mona Lisa is crying or anything for that matter....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Seeking Truth - It seems like such a cliché to write that there is no truth. That statement alone feels like a pathetic cop out, providing no evidence and explaining nothing. Truth, in its most base and un adulterated form exists within our universe, but like the citizens of Well’s Country of the Blind, we have lost something. The human race has lost its ability to see, and we have become content to stare at images on the wall and accept them for what they may or may not be. It is not that we are unwilling to learn, it is that we just do not care enough to free ourselves from our shackles....   [tags: Virtues] 1325 words
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What is Truth? - ... The conveyor emphasizes the experience retained causing the alterations in the experience but this allows the recipient to translate a truth similar to the conveyor. Those translations are also seen in Krakauer’s writings, where Krakauer show McCandless was prepared by translating McCandless’s experiences through McCandless journal entries, “He was green, and he overestimated his resilience, but he was sufficiently skilled to last for sixteen weeks on his wits…he was fully aware when he entered the bush that he had given himself a perilously slim margin for error....   [tags: Into the Wild, How to Tell War Story]
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Historical Truth - According to “History and the Historian” by John Warren, there are several issues that have risen out from the study of history and the defining of what are the “historical truth”. Indeed, these issues are discussed critically especially in the chapter 5 of this book. First and foremost, the definition of ‘historical truth’ itself may not actually be ‘historical’ at all. This is mainly due to the fact that what has happened in the past can never be able to be fully reconstructed in the present day in order for us to completely appreciate the past’s experience....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2027 words
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Nearer To The Truth - ... Culture influences the truths revealed in paintings and sculptures and other forms of visual arts. You can tell a lot about different styles of art based on the different materials used. This is related to the geography of different cultural groups. In West Africa, masks are used in masquerades that form part of religious ceremonies enacted to communicate with spirits and ancestors. They conceal the identities of the simple human being, so that they may communicate with and understand a higher being....   [tags: Art]
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The Path to the Truth - The Path to the Truth Saul Bellow is known as one of the most influential and important writers in the post World War II era and has won numerous awards for his work including the Pulitzer Prize, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Nobel Prize for literature. One of Bellow's famous short stories, "A Father-to-Be" follows a single day in the life of a young scientist, Rogin, who is starting to feel pressure from his fiancee, Joan, and the stress of marriage and possibly fatherhood. "The Gonzaga Manuscripts" is another short story of Bellows that is examined by many critics....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Truth and Memory - ... In essence, Salant believed that his memory changed from the truth because of the emotional tear caused by the drug addiction. Not all people will agree with my argument on the basis that drugs are the main cause for such issues of truth and memory. One of the opposing arguments is that the main cause of the failure to distinguish between truth and memory is not the drugs. There are many different views on what the cause may be, which include the intentionality of the act, the factor of time, and the mental conditions already in place, and even others do not know what the actual cause is....   [tags: Drugs]
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Absolute Truth - ... Therefore if there were to be any residents living on Mars they would have to either receive air from Earth or produce air for themselves on Mars. In addition Mars magnetic field is extremely weak leaving its atmosphere only able to offer little protection against radiation from space. In this paragraph it will be shown that ethics can support and decline the claim “There are no absolute distinctions between what is true and what is false” . The death penalty is based on perception meaning there is no true or false answer to it because it is more opinionated....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Truth is in the Details - ... Lopez mentions that “those fresh to a task…are the ones most likely to give themselves a deadline…which will challenge themselves to know all there is to know” (“The Naturalist” 122) about a particular thing. But, as he points out, “lack of end points” (“The Naturalist” 122) conflict with “the short-term demands of modern life.” (“The Naturalist” 122). He refers to the fact that he still goes down to the river and always feels like something new will reveal itself. Putting oneself on a deadline never works....   [tags: Comparative, The Naturalist] 768 words
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The Inhumane Truth - ... Reardon, Ph.D., states, “The leading causes of abortion related deaths are hemorrhage, infection, embolism, anesthesia, and undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies. Legal abortion is reported as the fifth leading cause of maternal death in the United States, though in fact it is recognized that most abortion related deaths are not officially reported as such” (Abortion Facts). In addition, studies show that the risk of breast cancer is increased 800 percent after girls under 18 have an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy (National Right to Life)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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There Can Be No Lying in Medicine - Truthfulness spreads into almost everywhere such as relationships, education, especially medicine because it is a very significant property. Since the beginning, there is an argument in medicine whether doctors should always tell the truth to seriously ill or dying patients or not. There are many various ideas, which may change by situation or people, in this issue. For example, according to Sisella Bok there are three main arguments on this issue, which are that truthfulness is impossible; patients do not want bad news; and truthful information harms them (227) in her article “Lying to the Sick and Dying”....   [tags: truth, medicine, ]
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What are Ontology and Epistemology? - ... People get appointed to different positions within the organization and there exists certain levels of hierarchy in the organization, there is presence of mission statement and other things. Different organizations differ in terms of the above stated things but when analyzed and interpreted it becomes clear that almost all organizations have reality that is external to the people who inhabit it (Bryman and Bell 2007). Within this perspective an organization is seen to represent social order where it exerts pressure on individuals in order for the particular individuals to conform to the requirements of the organization....   [tags: Philosophy, Truth] 1722 words
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Indifference Breeds Evil - ... He was urging the colonists to let go of their apathy and join the war for the independence of this country instead of standing on the sidelines. Yet, there are those who did remain indifferent to the plight of the American people as a whole; they were called the militia. Two Fairfield County South Carolina farmers, James Wilson and William Hogan, are used as an exemplar to describe the resistance of many (Moreland and Terrar 74). The people who resisted the Continental Army, “[r]efused to cooperate with, the regulars on issues such as tactics, supplies, leadership and operations” (Moreland and Terrar 74)....   [tags: Philosophy, Truth] 2295 words
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The Nature of Truth - The Nature of Truth The nature of truth has been linked with the good and the beautiful as one of man's supreme values. The pursuit of truth is indistinguishable in practice from the pursuit of knowledge, whether about the environment, nature, ethnical duties and ideas, or the relation to the divine.( Boodin 208-209 ) The complete understanding of the nature of truth is not humanely achievable. From the natural events in our lives, we have ideas that we find are our personal truths. From these ideas, we have learned to comprehend life with reason and logic and we have found our idea of reality(Edwards 130)....   [tags: Papers] 733 words
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What Is Truth? - What is Truth. Truth exists and is an absolute. Contrary to the mush-minded meanderings of modern educators, truth is not relative. If my truth differs from your truth that can only be because either one or both of us is unaware of the truth and has called something true which is not. Truth must have not the slightest touch of maybe to it. Maybe is dishonesty to truth and if it touches truth, then truth becomes maybe. Truth is more and beyond that which is true. Truth is a concept in philosophy that treats the meaning of true and the criteria by which we judge the truth or falsity in written and spoken statements....   [tags: Definition Philosophical Philosophy Essays]
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Versions of Truth - Versions of Truth Aristotle defined truth as, "In order for something to be true, it can in no way be false". The Pragmatists, idealists, and Realists have all formulated methods of identifying these absolute truths. The Pragmatists have come up with a method that uses subjective experience and usefulness in determining truth. For something to be a truth under the Idealist Theory of Coherence, the truth must cohere to other established truths. The Realists' Correspondence Theory states that a truth must much the objective reality that it describes....   [tags: Papers] 365 words
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Absolute Truth - Absolute Truth Since the beginning of time, there were quarrels caused by the disagreement between two sides just because no one was aware of what the truth in fact was. Public thinks that truth is relative because every one can look at it from a variety of viewpoints; however, there is only one absolute truth no matter what people declare or consider truthful. We all know that there are numerous implications of word truth, however, knowing something to be true doesn't automatically qualifies as being the "truth" until we can validate, have a sufficient amount evidence to support, and believe in it....   [tags: Papers] 1400 words
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Truth in Court - Truth in Court When a person goes to court and is asked to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth, can we assume that the person giving the statement is telling us facts that are based on a past occurrence or are they actually giving us what they think is the way something happened during that past occurrence. The main problem that we see here is that someone’s truth is someone else’s false. If someone testifies that the sky is blue is it really blue or is blue the only part of the sky that they can see....   [tags: Papers] 867 words
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What is truth? - “What is truth?” That is the question Pontius Pilate asked rhetorically as he turned away from the battered and bloody man standing before him, The Man who was, and still is, the Answer to that question. In today’s world—especially Europe, but also the USA to a lesser but still very significant extent—the very concept of truth itself is being dismissed by many who are caught up in “postmodern” thinking. This mindset holds that “truth” is only a construction by the culture or the individual, so that what may be true for one is not true for another....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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What Is Truth - What is Truth. Four values above all are the key to ultimate happiness and contentment and are evident in the first paragraph of 'The Sound of Laughter';. Here it reads: 'My memory when I'm gone will be colorful, rich, full of happiness and light.…they will see a bright smiling picture with trickles of laughter in the background and the chirp of peace echoing throughout my aura.'; Here my value of optimism is shown through being vulnerable to having your heart filled with color, richness, and light....   [tags: essays research papers] 1317 words
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God Is Truth - Montaigne, Descartes, and Pascal all believe in a superlative truth unforeseeable through the commonly held truth of society. Montaigne states that even contradictions are not contradictions in truth (Montaigne, p.75). Not believing in the possibility of this lack contradiction in truth would be considered scepticism - scepticism being the reluctance to believe anything for any reason. This same scepticism is explained by Descartes as a self-disproving falsity by his quotation "I think, therefore I am" (Descartes, p.24)....   [tags: Philosophy] 1413 words
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Sojourner Truth - Sorensen Page 1 Sojourner Truth lived a long and productive life. She met spoke to and for many important people along her journey such as congressmen and two presidents. Truth had a quick wit about her and was noted for her powerful presence and powerful speaking ability. She never learned to read or write but has been remembered for her moving speeches about black freedom and women's rights. Truth developed herself to become a strong and devoted supporter of women's rights which assisted with teaching future societies that we must look beyond individual differences and find ways to relate and treat each other with mutual respect; that we need to create a future that is more just and equal also known as a non-violent world....   [tags: American Literature] 556 words
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Sojourner Truth - Introduction Sojourner Truth was born in 1797, in Hurley N.Y. Sojourner was born into slavery, and was given the name Isabella Baumfree. Sojourner’s parents, were also slaves, in Ulster county N.Y. Because slave trading was very prominent in those days, Sojourner was traded and sold many times throughout her life. Sojourner ran away from slavery before the Emancipation act was published, and decided to change her name to Sojourner Truth. This name bares great meaning, because she intended on telling the truth to all people about slavery....   [tags: essays research papers] 1508 words
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Facing the Truth - Facing the Truth Should people always tell the truth, or it is sometimes better to lie. Some people prefer to hide themselves behind a wall of lies rather than face the truth and deal with it. It is an incontestable fact that truth hurts, but without it people can never create trustful relationships or reach real happiness. This can be observed in families' relationships. Every family has secrets that remain hidden somewhere in the deepest drawers; secrets that people keep in order to protect themselves, or their beloveds....   [tags: American Literature] 1412 words
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Finding Truth - Finding Truth In almost all major religions, there abounds the undertone of the spiritual battle that takes place inside someone regarding the succumbation to sin or earthly desires and the like. Also ever present in the soul's journey through life is the search for a prize; an ultimate Truth, especially in the early Middle Ages when religions where beginning to mature and take power in society. Though the doctrine theoretically differs greatly, Christian and Islamic faith as one body contextually share the same ideals and foci on the issues pertaining to the soul....   [tags: Papers] 1549 words
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Absolute Truth - The question of right and wrong has been battled over for centuries. Many conservatives still believe that truth is absolute, while others disagree, saying that truth is relative. I believe that truth is absolute, and therefore, it is never right to do wrong. Socrates is questionably the greatest philosopher of all time. He preached out against immorality and many other evils. He spent his whole life teaching other people how to be good and moral. In the “Crito” he is imprisoned and awaiting his death sentence for misleading the youth, of which he has been wrongly accused....   [tags: essays research papers] 870 words
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Solzhenitsyn and Truth - “In the struggle with falsehood art always did win and it always does win!” Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a Soviet dissident, espoused this philosophy to the Swedish Academy. He spoke of the power of art in combating the tyranny and lies of a corrupt government, and as a medium for evaluating society. He was at various times, a soldier in the Soviet army, a political prisoner of the Soviet state, a celebrity for his literary works, and an exile from all of Russia. His fiery philippic against Stalin landed him in prison for eight years; his account of prison life made him immensely popular during the de-Stalinization years of the early 1960’s, and he was deported for his most famous work, The Gulag Archipelago....   [tags: essays research papers] 886 words
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Stowe and Truth - The Negro of today is a failure, not because he meets insuperable difficulties in life, but because he is a Negro. His brain is not fitted for the higher forms of mental effort; his ideals, no matter how laboriously he is train and sheltered, remain hose of a clown. He is, in brief, a low-caste man, to the manner [sic] born, and he will remain inert and inefficient until fifty generations of him have lived in civilization. And even then, the superior white race will be fifty generations a head of him....   [tags: essays research papers] 2171 words
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Historical Truth - Historical Truth Historical Truth. As a child sits through history class in the first grade, he or she learns of the relationship between Christopher Columbus and the Indians. This history lesson tells the children of the dependence each group had on each other. But as the children mature, the relations between the two groups began to change with their age. So the story that the teenagers are told is a gruesome one of savage killings and lying. When the teenagers learn of this, they themselves might want to do research on this subject to find out the truth....   [tags: essays papers] 1412 words
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Sojourner Truth - Sojourner Truth In an ever changing world , the evolution of man has been the most drastic in terms of technological, environmental, and emotional advancement. With great expansions in the various areas mentioned earlier the human being has ignored the very entity of there existence, and the power of reasoning, the ability to comprehend right from wrong without distortion. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth illustrates the hardships that were endured: enslavement, illiteracy, underclassing, brutal assaults, and murders....   [tags: Papers] 1140 words
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Sojourner Truth - Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth was able to prosper with her spiritual beliefs despite the trials and tribulations of slavery. Sojourner Truth's stability was made possible by a strong belief in the Holy Spirit. God was the major source of guidance and will power from the beginning of the slave trade until the end of slavery. Slavery was orchestrated on a mass scale and caused the separation of many families in order to make sure that slaves would remain with their masters. Reverence to slave owners was considered to be sacred....   [tags: Papers] 1054 words
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No Universal Truth - No Universal Truth Hume wrote, “be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man,” (qtd. in Jones 351). This statement strikes me more than all others, written by Hume or any of the philosophers from W. T. Jones’ Hobbes to Hume. It demonstrates to me that even after all of the inquisition towards what and how we can know anything, and the very methodical ways in which Hume is reputed to examine these things, he realizes that nothing is truly certain and begins to lean towards a pragmatic and radically empirical point of view....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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The Truth in History - The Truth in History We are all taught essentially the same things in school. We learn of the presidents and what they did and when they did it. But we know, as adults, that we did not get all the facts or even a portion of the correct facts in regards to history. In the essay, "The Historian and His Facts," Edward Hallett Carr shares a bit of insight into the people who record history and write about it. We are given a deeper understanding of historians and just what it is they do and what they know....   [tags: Papers] 520 words
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The Truth of Ivanhoe - The Truth of Ivanhoe Is Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe a true representation of the Norman-Saxon feud. Yes, and through a comparison of statements and ideas from Ivanhoe, Arthur and the Anglo Saxon Wars, The Anglo Saxons, Scott, and England in Literature: America Reads it will be proven that the Norman-Saxon feud was accurately depicted by Scott in Ivanhoe. In Ivanhoe, Prince John attempts to take over England while his brother, King Richard, is away fighting the Crusades. In the book there are basically two sides to this struggle for control of England, the Normans and the Saxons....   [tags: Ivanhoe Essays] 903 words
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The Royal Truth - The Royal Truth The poem Sir Gawain And The Green Knight was written anonymously around 1375 for the royal court in London. This work is a combination of comedy and satire. The poem also has two plots: "the beheading contest, in which two parties agree to an exchange of blows with a sword or ax, and the temptation, an attempted seduction of the hero by a lady" (Norton, 200). This essay will discuss one description of the setting of the poem, the characters' behavior, and how this courtly society has deteriorated from the ideal....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Smoking Truth - The Smoking Truth There are three major stereotypes when it comes to people who smoke. The three stereotypes are; all smokers are unhealthy, all smokers can’t stop smoking because they are so addicted, and they all started smoking to fit in with the group. Growing up I can remember everybody telling not to smoke because it was bad for you, but I never understood why until I took notice to my dad. My dad smokes maybe a half a pack a day and his teeth and clothes show it. He is always out of breath and coughing up Phlegm but you just can’t judge all smokers by just one smoker....   [tags: essays research papers] 1302 words
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The Truth To A Ballad - The Truth to a Ballad “At her Redeemer’s throne she’ll stand, And she’ll be cured of woe, And He her bloodied hands will wash, And she’ll be white as snow” (15). This quote concludes the beautifully written ballad located in the first chapter of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace. By summarizing the events leading up to the murders, the murders themselves, and the ensuing trial, the poem presents the reader with what appears to be a foreshadowing of things to come. However, though the ballad reflects many of the novel’s events, there are several differences which contradict Grace’s narration....   [tags: essays research papers] 821 words
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Finding the Truth - Finding the Truth Gonzaga coach Mark Few met with Washington athletics director Barbara Hedges on Sunday in Spokane, Wash., and Hedges has identified Few as her No. 1 candidate for the school's coaching opening. Hedges is looking to replace Bob Bender, who was asked to resign last week. Hedges met with Few to gauge his immediate interest, but sources said Few was non-committal. Few is expected to let Hedges know if he wants to continue talks during the Final Four in Atlanta this weekend. Unrelated to Washington's pursuit, Few was expected to receive a restructured, 10-year deal from Gonzaga this week....   [tags: Papers] 559 words
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Seeking Truth in "Oedipus Rex" - ... Jocasta tries to comfort Oedipus by telling him not to believe in what the oracles have to say because one determines their own fate. The only way to refute his fate would be by the castration complex, which would eliminate the problem as its source. Another refute would be the ideology that Freud presents that every woman is your mother and every man is your father therefore Oedipus should have maintained that mentally that would have prevented the oracle from happening. As scenario such as the one presented by Oedipus Rex, would be classified as taboo this was look down upon in their society....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Finding the Truth in the Situation - ... Essentially, the first impact that is made upon the reader of Othello is not one of high quality. He was called many names of which had to do mostly with his racial background some of these names include “the Moor” (I.i.57), “an old black ram” (I.i.88), and “a Barbary horse” (I.i.113). The two characters that begin the cruel introduction of Othello are two trusted comrades, one being Iago. Right from the start, Iago already begins the demise of Othello. Now since Othello made this decision to trust and simply see the good in everyone rather than the truth in everyone his life got turned upside down and started to take a turn for the worst....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1045 words
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Guy Montag: Finding Truth - ... When Montag steals the book, it now represents his nervousness at his new discovery” (Eller 150). Bradbury tries to convey the message that society has brainwashed Montag so much, that his hands are making decisions for him. It symbolizes Montag’s inability to think on his own. The act of stealing books also begins to show Montag’s slow progression to rebel against society. Another instance at which Bradbury reveals this message is when the mechanical hound attacks Montag. The mechanical hound is a dog created to find books and destroy them....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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