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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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The Nature and Importance of Truth - What exactly is truth. What is true. These questions are two completely different questions. In order to answer what is true, you must first determine what truth actually is. If we look in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, we see the definition that says “The things that are true”. This is not what we are looking for in a definition of this word, but really there is no defining line between what is true, and what is not. Truth is essentially divided into two main types of truth. There is empirical truth that is what is observed, what can be tangibly learned from observation....   [tags: coherence, empirical truth,correspondence theory]
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The Bitter Truth: A Brief Look at Lying - ... Then there are the other kinds of white lies, the unnecessary ones. For example, telling your mother that her meatloaf was delicious even though you hate the meatloaf (yourdictionary.com). Since the consequences aren’t permanent, lying is not permitted. You should tell your mother the truth about her cooking. She might be upset for a few minutes, but it will blow over. In addition, lying that is in the interest of the liar is completely unacceptable. For example, lying to your friends about a situation you were in....   [tags: philosophical analysis of not telling the truth] 676 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 “p...   [tags: Nothing but the truth] 965 words
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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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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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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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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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To What Extent Various Types and Methods of Proving Truth are Valid in Mathematics, Art and Ethics - Truth commonly defines as fact or reality. In further study truth has been distinguish into differences meaning according to area of knowledge and issues. Sometime we need multiple to prove a truth but sometime we just need a method to release a fact. That various method leads to many arguments when we need to gain the knowledge. Hence “To what extent various types and methods of gaining of truth are different in mathematics, art and ethics” Most of mathematicians claim that mathematics’ truth was an absolute truth....   [tags: logic, absolute truth]
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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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How Reliable Are the Different Ways of Knowing When It Comes to Leading Us towards the Truth? - Before we get to answer the question above, let us first discuss about what Truth really means. To me personally, there is no such thing as an absolute truth that exists in this world. The reason is because what we believe to be true might not be so by other people. Different people have different mindset and beliefs that they hold as their basis on having an opinion. There are three theories of truth: Correspondent, Coherence, and Pragmatic Theories. Correspondent theory states that a statement is true if it correspond to a real life situation....   [tags: perception, language, theories, truth] 1046 words
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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] 1363 words
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The Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore - ... For example, provided is what other departments ended up spending the 2013: • Defense department - $618 billion • Health and Human Services - $78.3 billion • Education – $71.2 billion • Housing and Urban Development - $33.1 billion • Energy - $28.4 billion • Agriculture - $21.5 billion (Amadeo, 2014) NASA actually only accumulates more federal spending than the Justice department, Transportation, and Treasury. In fact, NASA’s portion of the federal budget has actually been decreasing in efforts to cut the federal deficits (Amadeo, 2014) Additionally, although NASA is given a good portion for achieving innovation in science and human knowledge, the agency has not necessarily utilized th...   [tags: truth, fiction, documentary] 889 words
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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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The Truth Project: The Search of Truth - Why do we believe what we believe. This question is rarely asked of anyone directly. We live in a culture where the “why” is superseded by the “what”. “What do you believe?” has always been a popular topic for discussion. However, when a believer is no longer faced with the ‘what’ and instead challenged by a ‘why,’ lines begin to blur and minds start to blank. What can we possibly offer in response and from where can we derive our answers. Isaiah 6 gives us the solution: we must gaze into the face of God....   [tags: culture, why, what, jounrey, exposes] 1287 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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The Truth About Lies in Nothing But the Truth - "Nothing but the Truth" is a pun, really, to the theme of the book. In a court of law, the judge will make a witness swear on the bible that they will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Which is not always the case. People tell small lies, exaggerate, and often bend the truth, so to speak, and the end result is something far from the truth. This book is about honesty, or its lack thereof. Specifically, the theme is about how bending the truth can create more problems then just telling the truth would have been....   [tags: suspended, anthem, reporter]
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The Truth is in the Details - When I received the assignment of comparing and contrasting the “Naturalist” to that of “Landscape and Narrative”, admittedly I was a bit dismayed at the idea of analyzing two writings I seemed to comprehend very little of. Upon reading them over and over, jotting down idea after idea, and crumpling up paper after paper, I came to the conclusion that I may or may not be over-thinking the assignment. My interpretation, though a bit underdeveloped, is this: Barry Lopez, in “The Naturalist” explains what it means to be a naturalist, the expectations a naturalist, and the modern naturalist’s ideology....   [tags: Comparative, The Naturalist] 768 words
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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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The Theories of Truth - ... Take, for example, the correspondence theory which states a truth must correspond to a fact. First, we must define what fact is. Perhaps one definition is something that can be physically verified and always be the case. What, then, of moral truths. The correspondence theory holds a strikingly weak position on these, as moral truths are hard, if not impossible, to correspond with a fact. After all, how do we ensure something is a fact if it’s intangible and unverifiable, and seem to be in constant flux....   [tags: correspondence, coherence, pragmatist] 1004 words
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Flexibility of the Truth - "Story-truth is sometimes truer than happening-truth." (171) When most people read this quote in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, they think story truth is emotional truth while happening truth refers to the facts and reality. But beneath the surface we see that the truth is never actually told. No matter how you tell a story the actual truth will never be revealed. The actual truth is for our own sense of self. Throughout the story “The Lives of the Dead”, O’Brien recalls his history with Linda, his first love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tim O'Brien] 1822 words
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Nearer To The Truth - Art itself has a way of invoking thoughts through many different mediums of art. Often art opens our minds to many other possibilities and forces us to think beyond what we normally would. Consequently, this makes us reconsider our previous thoughts on any subject and our beliefs as well. Visual arts can transfer real emotions into something that is not true, making it a lie that brings us nearer to the truth. When a painter paints a picture, they can be drawing from their surroundings or real life experiences....   [tags: Art]
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What is the Truth? - Before I begin to pen ink on paper I want to ask you a question. “What is the truth?” I like any prolific author am trying to be concise about my whole contexts. Before long it suffices me to say you will know enough and be equipped well enough to understand the discontinuity of these passages. I want to make it clear that before your journey reaches its end you will come across many liars. Many books, characters, its plot holes and all its indigenous narratives have been successfully misinterpreted by lying associates....   [tags: personal narrative] 1377 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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What is Truth? - In “Richard Cory,” Robinson compares the ideas of truth versus perception and leaves readers with the impression that although some things may appear to be a certain way, it is not always what it seems to be. This raises the question, what exactly is the definition of truth. This has been questioned by many different people throughout the years. It is definite that in today’s day and age truth has been reconceived and those who may see it clearly usually choose to fend off and bypass it. Nowadays, the truth is rejected and abused....   [tags: perspective, objective, understanding] 592 words
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Truth or Lie? - In 2008, 21% of adults in America aged 18 and older were current cigarette smokers while another 21% had been former smokers and 58% had smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their life, according to a CDC survey (Pleis 10). These statistics result in almost half of the United States population being smokers at one point in their life. The tobacco industry is huge in order to provide cigarettes to the quarter of Americans that currently smoke. The statistics that resulted from the survey did not even include other types of tobacco products, which are just as harmful....   [tags: Advertising ]
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What is Truth? - Truth can be defined as conformity to reality or actuality and in order for something to be “true” it must be public, eternal, and independent. If the “truth” does not follow these guidelines then it cannot be “true.” Obviously in contrary anything that goes against the boundaries of “truth” is inevitably false. True and false, in many cases does not seem to be a simple black and white situation, there could sometimes be no grounds to decide what is true and what is false. All truths are a matter of opinion....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Truth and Memory - The usage of recreational drugs has a negative effect on the body, and can interfere with one’s memory. The main question is whether this addiction to recreational drugs is the main cause of the mind that interferes with the issue of truth and memory and how is it this shown by creative nonfiction writers. I argue that the addiction to such drugs as cocaine and crystal meth can mess with the author’s cognitive ability, therefore tying it to which ties into memory. When the authors are addicted to these drugs, their brains are affected to the point that they can no longer distinguish between truth and memory and thus result in blurred and false memories....   [tags: Drugs]
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The Inhumane Truth - Since 2003, 3,503 American soldiers have died while fighting in the Iraqi War (“Casualties in Iraq”). Similarly, 3,562 American babies have died due to abortion—but that is since yesterday. This jaw-dropping statistic is painful to even try to fathom, but is all too true. Every year, 42 million unborn babies are killed worldwide because of many various reasons that most often point to the fact that the mother is either extremely selfish or inanely uniformed (“Abortion Statistics”). This inhumane act has become a somewhat acceptable option for ending an unintended pregnancy in society today; however, a deed as despicable and morally reprehensible as abortion should not be allowed anywhere, es...   [tags: Ethics ]
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Speaking the Truth - ... All of this conflict resulted in Susie gaining a reputation as a bad boss and he looked like the victim, when in reality all she was trying to do was make him do his job. Susie was eventually written up and a result, she became very upset as she felt that she was more the victim than he was. I went to her office on the day that she was written up for something else, not even realizing what had happened. She was very upset and we begin to talk about the situation. She told me that she thought all of this was a result of the other team member reporting her....   [tags: personal narrative] 1380 words
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The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema - Oscar Wild once said, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple” and he is right. But no matter what the outcome is, or how complex the truth is, we will always strive for the truth. The concept of truth is no stranger to film documentaries, and one filmmaker that certainty was aware of that was Dziga Vertov. During the 1920’s Vertov created a newsreel series to promote the concept of ‘Kinopravda” which translated to English mean “Film truth.” Unfortunately, Vertov was ahead of his time, and this concept disappeared along the filmmakers’ path....   [tags: Direct Cinema, Film Movements]
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Sojourner Truth: A Voice for the Oppressed - Since the beginning, the United States` government, racial slavery had conquered various American identities. “Racism sprung early colonial times due the slavery riot incidence misinterpretations, leading full men, women, and children racial slavery of all different ethnic backgrounds” (Hooker 1). African-Americans held a life long work and Caribbean island shipment originating and affective progression to American colonies. “An importation of 4,000,000 Negroes were held in bondage by Southern planters” (Webstine).Advanced time went, and Northern states nurtured a rapid industrial revolution; Factory introduction, machines, and hired workers replaced any agricultural need of existing slaves...   [tags: racism, discrimination, prejudice]
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Sojourner Truth: A Woman of Courage - ... Colonel Hardenbergh bought James and Elizabeth Baumfree from slave traders and kept their family at his estate in a big hilly area called by the Dutch name Swartekill, in the town of Esopus, New York, just north of New York City. Charles Hardenbergh inherited his father's estate and slaves. When Charles Hardenbergh died in 1806, nine-year-old Truth, or known as Belle, was sold at an auction with a flock of sheep for $100 to John Neely, near Kingston, New York. Until that time, Truth spoke only Dutch so moving to an only English speaking place was very challenging....   [tags: Slavery, Abolitionist, Women] 1202 words
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An Example of the Question of Truth - ... He was trying to get them to understand the truth. The prisoners would never believe him because they had never seen or heard of anything he is talking about even though he is telling the truth.The prisoners would eventually kill him. “Allegory of the Cave” shows us how we can believe something is true our whole life and never know it’s wrong. The prisoners lives are a fantasy. In the real world the things they are seeing are just shadows to us.They don’t know what it is to see the light or actual objects; though we know that these are a part of everyday life....   [tags: Plato, Young Goodman Brown, God]
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Truth in All the King's Men - In America today, when the name of honor is often adulterated by glaring headlines proclaiming the guilt of an immoral politician or the fall of a disgraced executive, it is easy to forget that the country was founded for the pursuit of truth, for only in truth can people find real happiness. Thomas Jefferson famously included the pursuit happiness as an unalienable right in the Declaration of Independence, but in an intimate letter to William Roscoe, a British historian, Jefferson wrote, “This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind....   [tags: Literature] 1198 words
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Oedipus Rex: The Search for Truth - THESIS STATEMENT Throughout Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus frantically searched for the truth, but due to his pride, remained blind to his own connection to the dire plague that infected Thebes. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through critical analysis of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, the work Oedipus Rex, and other research it is affirmed that Oedipus searched for the truth but due to his pride could not see his connection to the plague that infected Thebes. INTRODUCTION Everyone desires to know the truth. It provides peace of mind, reassurance, closure, and a knowledge of what actually matters and what is superficial....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Media: Is It Really all the Truth? - ... That was the case of the Ward brothers, "They had no grasp of media at all when we first met them," Sinofsky added. "They'd never been to a movie and didn't understand the concept of a documentary” (Mckenna). The effectiveness of each media source varies and also depends on an individual’s point of view. Each individual has a different opinion or view on certain topics, therefore the effectiveness of the media sources can be determined based on the popularity and ratings. People with limited political interest will probably be more interested in watching comedy shows like satires....   [tags: bias, discrimination, mass]
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The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema - ... His film “Man with a Movie Camera” (1929) anticipated some of the key concepts that Direct Cinema and Cinema Vérité Filmmakers had. Vertov’s goal was to reveal truth by observing and recording everyday life. This shows that Dziga Vertov, Cinema Vérité and Direct Cinema all share the same objective. Another similarity would be that as well as Direct Cinema and Cinema Vérité practitioners, Vertov opposed to the use of actors. One of the reasons that makes easy to mistake to Cinema Vérité and Direct Cinema with each other is their goal to uncover the truth with objectivity, since both movements were influenced by a visionary methods ans techniques from Vertov and Flaherty....   [tags: documentary, movements, objective, reflective] 1386 words
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Socrates: The Stubborn Seeker of Truth - Socrates: The Stubborn Seeker of Truth Socrates had one of the most critical minds in Greece. His personal thoughts and concepts influenced those of the different Athenians. He was a man of truth, who sought truth in others. He was a man who searched for wisdom, when the wisdom was already inside him, which he eventually saw. His beliefs about Athenians remained consistent, and he also thought Athenians were sheep, who were unable to do things on their own, and thus, needed shepherds. Socrates wanted everyone to step out from his or her personal comfort zones and achieve a higher view of life that was unique to each of them....   [tags: Biography] 723 words
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The Last Hope for Beauty In Truth - Literature, as does philosophy and art, follows a continuous wave; with every the crest of a new era, there is a trough from the pervious era. When a new age of style and ideals surfaces, the ideas are often directly against the ideas of the previous period. The Romantic period was an era of emotion, it was no longer about logic or preciseness as it was during the time of Enlightenment period. Both artists and poets of the Romantic period, like John Keats, focused on the expression of feeling and demonstrated an affinity for nature....   [tags: Literary Elements]
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The Roles of Power and Truth - Power and truth play different but equal roles in maintaining control in a nation. Modern societies create regimes of truth that are enforced by power structures such as government, discipline and laws. When it comes to power, the government, queen or dictator is in charge. They tell their citizens what the main expectations are and how to abide by them. Nevertheless, the government should uphold fairness and not abuse its power unless it is necessary. Power is something that is earned; it is not something that is granted by default....   [tags: modern societies, government, laws]
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Truth of Illusion: The Purpose of Myths - ... However, this should not be the case and is not the case. Myths are true. This claim would sound absurd to the modern human due to years of the idea of myths as a falsehood being ingrained in our minds. However, that idea is hardly correct. Truth, being subjective, is what the believer choses it to be. Unlike facts, which describe the basic world, truths describe the inner psyche and the view outward into the world. To say that Odin is the father of all would be true even though it may not be factually correct....   [tags: Ancient Greek-Roman mythology] 738 words
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Absolute Truth and Personal Belief - ... Do you wonder what would have happened if Pilate had pressed Jesus for an answer to his question, rather than bowing to pressure from the crowd. Many people believe truth is relative, changing according to situations, or individual belief systems. Facts manipulated to suit circumstances may temporarily pacify the participants (like a bloodthirsty Judean mob), but a belief based mindset, without absolute truth, has the potential to result in hardship/loss. The leaders in the crowd at Jesus' trial did not care about absolute truth....   [tags: Christianity, religious faith]
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Science and Religion in the Search for Truth - During our class discussions, we have talked about evolution and science and whether or not it goes against or have connections with religion and the way we view God and his creations. Science is the study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Religion on the other hand, doesn’t need any proven evidence because its what you believe in. With all the articles we have read in the last few months, the writers tend to have different opinions on whether they conflict or compare....   [tags: Creation, Astronomy, Belief] 984 words
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Pearl - Major Vehicle of Truth - In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, the Pearl acts as a major vehicle of truth. She, the daughter of Hester Prynne, a young woman of a committed adultery, illustrates the significance of the letter in which her mother wears. Pearl is used to show the real truth of what happens through the novel, and the suffering and pain that the scarlet letter causes. One day, while Pearl and Hester are in the forest, Pearl tells Hester that the sun does not shine on her. She states that the sun doesn't shine on Hester because of what she wears on her bosom....   [tags: Classic American Literature] 591 words
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The Truth About the Media in Oman - Media is defined in one of the websites as ‟Communication channels through which news, entertainment, education, data, or promotional messages are disseminated. Media includes every broadcasting and narrowcasting medium such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone, fax, and internet.’’(www.businessdictionary.com, 2013). The media around the world has a great impact on people way of believing, learning, communicating, and interacting with others. The media become indeed the most popular tool in representing what is happening in the world through the whole planet and in influencing people....   [tags: constraints, economics, ethics] 1320 words
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Finding the Truth in the Situation - William Shakespeare has yet again created a world of good and evil. In his work Othello, the ideals and principles of this world are just like any other with a twist brought upon by two characters, Othello and Iago. These two characters along with many others employ the central idea of what good and evil entails. However, neither Othello nor Iago possess just one of these traits. Othello is not just the pure perfect guy he is perceived to be and Iago is not just the evil vindictive character he is believed to be but rather both of these men are far more interesting than that....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1045 words
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Grey's Anatomy and Notions of Truth - The notion of truth is explored in everyday life as well as constructed through theoretical situations such as television dramas. Through the exploration of the representation of certain topics concerned with psychology the notion of truth can be explored ultimately answering the question “How is the notion of truth portrayed?”. Although “Grey’s Anatomy” is known for its scandals, and medical plot, there is also a fair amount of psychology involved in the characterization, and in the cases in which the doctors are involved....   [tags: philosophy, ontology, TV drama]
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Truth Is a Matter of Perspective - ... Mr. Conn Norwich is one of those people by this statement from Preface “The title of these papers, " Recollections of a Private," must not be read literally.”(Goss 1) Mr Norwich disbelieves in the hyperbole used in the stories. The definition of it is to create an impression or an emotion which is not meant to be taken literally. Most of the information could be bias by the storyteller so there is no confirmation of the data. Those soldiers could be trying to glorify themselves and no one would be the wiser so the data must not be taken literally....   [tags: Recollection of a Private, Warren Lee Gross]
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Langston Hughes: A Man of Truth - ... Because he wrote about this in the era known as the Harlem Renaissance, his writings were scandalous. He was immediately judged by critics of all races. Everyone was a critic, even his fellow black authors. They did not like the way Hughes was so realistic in portraying their lifestyle. Hughes wrote about being criticized. Newspapers printed how terrible his books were. He expressed the idea that "The Negro Critics" were too sensitive about how they are portrayed to white people. They wanted to show their best side to the public to be accepted....   [tags: poetic analysis, poems, writer] 909 words
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Truth and Deception in Hamlet - It is no surprise there is truth and deception in Hamlet, considering Shakespeare’s other plays. Truth and deception are two words that mean different things to many people with each having great importance. Both terms being opposite of each other peak anyone’s curiosity. The words said together make you think about if the statement or situation wondering if it is true or is it false. Truth and deception is one of 18 easily identifiable themes, which help create the play Hamlet. In one of the first scenes, Hamlet starts betraying his feelings about his father’s death....   [tags: Shakespeare plays] 934 words
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An Inconvenient Truth, by Davis Guggenheim - The evidence that we have reached an ecological tipping point is incontrovertible. Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth presents the current situation of our environment, as well as its potential future, by utilizing footage from Al Gore’s traveling slideshow presentation interspersed with interviews of the man who “used to be the next president of the United States of America.” While Gore may give this self-description jokingly, this is undoubtedly a political film, not lacking political bias....   [tags: Irreparable Ecological Damage] 1039 words
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The Truth about The American Dream - American Dream truth The American dream is something that has been epically built up in the media and in each individual Americans thoughts. To some the American dream is the pursuit of happiness, to others the shallowness of wealth. In the Novel the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and movie Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen, which is based off of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Characters fall short of their own views of the American dream. One of the characters that falls short of the American Dream is Tom Buchanan....   [tags: Americans, Pursuit of Happiness, Dream]
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The Truth about the Food Industry - ... Read the small print on the back of the dressing packet and you'll realize it actually contains 2.5 servings. If you pour What you've been served, you're suddenly up around 1,040 calories. " (Zinczenko) People eat salad thinking that it might be healthy because they are not eating a big Mac. According to mcdonalds.com, a normal big Mac (with the meat, the buns, American cheese, big Mac sauce, shredded lettuce, picks slices, onion) is only 550 calories. That is 490 calories less than that the salad....   [tags: genetically modified food]
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Policies: Lets Tell the Truth - ... “Honesty means you are always telling the truth and you expect from someone else that they are honest to you; so you need to be honest to them too”(Tongerloo). It is very good to tell the truth. A lot of people tell the truth because it is the right thing to do. Not only does it make you feel good about yourself, but it is following rules. “Honesty is the key to live with a pure conscience and provides the best for most everyone” (Tongerloo) Telling the truth may seem like the best thing to do, but as (Turndorf) said, “while we may feel temporarily relieved when we shoot off rounds of honesty, we pay a terrible price for this temporary satisfaction, as we can harm our relationships and o...   [tags: honestly, moral issue] 664 words
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The Dark Truth of Christopher Columbus - Christopher Columbus was an Italian sailor and explorer who travelled across the Atlantic Ocean in 1942, in search of a quick route to India Spice trading, which was at the time the largest industry in the world. Columbus made a total of 4 trips between 1492 - 1504 Columbus throughout time has been revered to as a hero, and the reason that many of us are even settled on this land, but there are many dark truths that will be touched upon throughout this report. Columbus starts his journey in August 1492, when he sets sail from Spain under the sponsorship of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain....   [tags: Explorers] 991 words
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The Truth Behind the Fashion Industry. - Topic: The Truth Behind the Fashion Industry Thesis: With the unregulated practices that goes on in the Fashion Industry, change is one notion that this abusive yet glamorous business have yet to see. The Fashion Industry can be described as a glamorous world with cameras flashing, beautiful models strutting down the runway, in stunning and grand designs. What really goes on behind fashion’s dolled up doors is only an illusion compared to what reality is. Beautiful people, stylish clothing and timeless sophistication all make up the illusion of the glitz and glam of the fashion industry, but behind the curtains countless of models and designers constantly fall victim to this industry’s ever...   [tags: sexual abuse, racism]
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Betrayal, the Only Truth that Sticks - ... In Hamlet, the young prince himself gets betrayed by people supposedly closest to him. Polonius commands his daughter, Ophelia to meet up with Hamlet to seek the truth about his feelings. “King Claudius: Sweet Gertrude, leave us too, for we have closely sent for Hamlet hither, that he, as ’twere by accident, may here affront Ophelia. Her father and myself (lawful espials) will so bestow ourselves that, seeing unseen, we may of their encounter frankly judge, and gather by him, as he is behaved, if ’t be the affliction of his love or no that thus he suffers for.” (Yagan)....   [tags: Hamlet by Shakespeare]
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Sojourner Truth's Life and Accomplishments - Sojourner Truth was an outspoken woman who fought for women's rights, black's rights, and antislavery. She fully believed what she spoke when she said, "Truth is powerful and it prevails." Sojourner Truth stood up for something she believed in, and it is still affecting people's lives in many positive ways today. Sojourner Truth, originally named Isabella Ardinburgh, was born sometime between 1797 and 1800, in New York, to James and Betsey Ardinburgh. Isabella had a total of ten to twelve siblings, but being the second youngest, all her older siblings, other than her younger brother Peter, were sold to other owners before she could remember them....   [tags: Isabella Ardinburgh, antislavery, black's rights]
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Dishonesty can be the Truth - Dishonesty can be the Truth It seems as if, although humans deny and cover up their tracks to throw off skeptics, they never accomplish the task of hiding their mistakes. Some feel ashamed to accept this fact, but to others, a mistake is truly unplanned destiny. While one dwells on the thought that they failed, another revels on the idea of a new possibility. No one knows what their life ahead may hold, but learning from one’s mistakes can guide them down the right path and help them to mature along the way....   [tags: Safety Net, Higher Education]
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Rumors, Conspiracy Theories, and Truth - A rumor is a subject of propaganda whose veracity is not hurriedly or ever confirmed. It is an account of events that are of public concern and circulate from one person to another. The information circulating could be true or false. Rumors are the oldest form of media. Word of mouth was the only form of communication before the modern forms of communication were invented. With the new inventions, rumors have become even more specialized. However, there is little known about rumors, and it is a significant social phenomenon as it constitutes no man’s knowledge (Kapferer, 2011)....   [tags: propaganda, conspiracy theory]
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Conspiracy Theory and The Truth - “Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that. – stupid,” proclaims Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (The Governments, 1). Those that reflect a low trust for the government and businesses have conjured various theories to explain where the government has failed to inform their nation with all of the information. With the government exempting themselves from telling their citizens the truth, America has every right not to trust them....   [tags: government, nsa, global spy]
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Real Truth is Never Surreal - When World War I was unleashed in 1914, it shocked, upset, and unsettled people. Much the people of the French Revolution (1789-1795), people of Berlin (who were being subjected to many rules and regulations) wanted to throw off the oppression. Just as in the French Revolution, the people thought that the only way to gain the feeling of freedom was to revolt in every area of their lives, an act that gave birth to the movement of Dadaism. Dadaists believed that sound thoughts and organized processes were the cause of the war, so the Dadaists created art that seemed out of order and almost illogical (Kleiner 835)....   [tags: Theology ]
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The Truth in Postmodern Culture - Truth in a Postmodern Culture Over the past thirty years, generations understand the world around us is made up of worldly views and patterns of thoughts that inform the culture. Postmodernism informs more of the current culture than of the past, and plays a major role in media, politics, and religion. Postmodernism relies more on experience rather than specific principles, knowing that the outcome of one’s experience will be relative than universal. Postmodernism implies a shattering of innocent confidence in the capacity of the self to control its own destiny....   [tags: culture, religion, experience, destiny] 1306 words
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Seeking Truth in "Oedipus Rex" - A man goes to the doctors for an ordinary physical; after several tests were performed the doctors want to share some tragic information with the man. One of the tests diagnosed the man with a disease that will result in him dying. The man’s first reaction is that he wants to know how much longer he has to live. The question is does one really want to put a timer on the amount of time they have left. In this society there are many people who seek the truth to matters that can have tremendous effect on their lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Global Warming: An Inconvenient Truth - In 2006, former senator Al Gore created an academy award winning documentary on global warming entitled “An Inconvenient Truth” . The movie earned several awards including an academy award for best documentary and gore later received a noble peace prize. The movie discussed several different topics of great concern to global warming; such as permafrost, climbs in temperature, extinction of species, drought, and fatigue to name a few. Four writers in five different articles discussed the three topics of greenhouse gases, climate change, and causes of global warming....   [tags: Global Warming Catastrophe]
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Truth: What is its Purpose? - How can a person convey truth in a story about the past. Is it even worth looking for truth when the audience knows that this story has been reiterated a dozen times with each time being slightly different. The author of The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien, would say that the truth does not lie in the events told, but the emotions conveyed. The reason personal stories are told throughout time is not to pass on objective facts of a human’s life, culture, history, etc. but to convey a deeper meaning than chronological events....   [tags: war veterans, PTSD]
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The Truth Behind Sea World - The Truth Behind Sea World When people think of Sea World, they think of a fun and exciting park where they can see various aquatic animals. They think of the very large manatees swimming behind the glass. People think of the hilarious dolphin and seal shows. More than anything, people associate Sea World with Shamu. The amazing Shamu show which is a must see when attending the park. They think of the happy trainers and how much fun they are having with the Orcas. All of this makes Sea World a multi-billion dollar corporation....   [tags: amusement parks]
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The Truth of Fairy World - The Truth of Fairy World It has been often heralded by many a parent, usually adolescent their child, that they should “get their head out of the clouds and get back to reality.” This presupposition is solely based on the notion that reality is better. Perhaps there is wisdom in this recurring parental motto as it concerns careers, education, or financial decisions. However, this maxim may be the sole murderer of many potential beautiful ideas, works of art, stories, or inventions. Oscar Wilde, in his “Decay of Lying” argues: All bad art comes from a returning to Life and Nature… The moment Art surrenders its imaginative medium it surrenders everything… The only beautiful things are the thi...   [tags: Literature ]
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Stereotypes are Grounded in Truth - ... ‘Undesirable behavior’ is also an unlikely event as compared to ‘desirable behavior’. Since both of these events are unlikely, the combination of the two events leads us to ‘overestimate the rate of co-occurrence’ (Hamilton) and in turn makes us believe the stereotype that black people are generally more violent. Even though certain stereotypes may seem grounded in reality, but a closer and more rational approach would clearly render even these stereotypes false. Satoshi Kanazawa, a renowned psychologist at LSE, wrote “What people call “stereotypes” are what scientists call “empirical generalizations,” and they are the foundation of scientific theory....   [tags: categorizing human being, groups]
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Truth, and The Maltese Falcon - When sitting down with popcorn, soda and some jujubes to view the splendor of a film entitled “The Maltese Falcon”, it may quickly become apparent that the film really isn’t jujube material. More appropriate perhaps, is a scotch on the rocks. This film has something to say about humanity, and it isn’t all rainbows and jujubes. Director John Huston’s 1941 directorial debut takes the audience on a series of twists and turns that even the sharpest of minds could not foresee. Main character and ultimate cool guy Samuel Spade (Humprey Bogart) has an air about him that must be vigilantly followed from beginning to end....   [tags: Film Review] 797 words
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The Truth is Worth Living - It is 5:30 in the afternoon, when I stepped out of the school. The sun was setting and the sky was tinted dark orange. I was walking home, which was five blocks away from my house, feeling absolutely tired and perspiration falling from my forehead and rolling down my face. On my way home, I hear the people talking, the cars' horn blaring, and the rock music from the one ear bud in my ear. Then as I arrive home, I saw my father's car in the drive way and made my way up the porch to unlock the door....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1025 words
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The Hidden Truth in Fiction - The Hidden Truth in Fiction “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and is misunderstood now” (Richard Nixon). This quote said by Richard Nixon was directed toward everyone in the United States involved in relaying the events of Vietnam back to the U.S. It showed how almost no one was able to describe any realistic detail of the event, except for Tim O’Brien. A student at Macalester College, Tim O’Brien was heavily involved in various antiwar protests, such as war protests and several peace vigils (“The Things They Carried…” 318)....   [tags: American History, Vietnam War] 1598 words
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The Truth About Foster Care - After the television became a family household item, Americans celebrated the traditional family. Everywhere a person looked, they would find the typical husband and wife with 2.5 children. Even presidential candidates oozed the essence of a perfect family (Coontz, 2011). Even though the traditional family is changing, one opponent stands to challenge the picture-perfect family: foster care. The concept of placing a child who has suffered from abuse or neglect is not new. In 1853, Loring Brace took notice of the increased number of children living on the streets and thus began the first non-profit foster home (Chittom & Wagner, n.d.)....   [tags: nuclear family, traditional values]
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The Truth About Islamic Women - ... “Women shall with justice have rights similar to those exercised against them, although men have a status above women.” (Sura 2:228). This superiority is divinely ordained: “Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them” (Sura 4:34). Thus, husbands are advised: “Women are your fields; go, then, into your fields whence you please” (Sura 2:223). (Islam Unveiled, 74). If women shall with reasonableness have rights similar to those applied against them, while men still have a status above women, isn’t that statement contradictory....   [tags: muslim, qur’an, justice] 1502 words
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The Truth within Creation Myths - In the dictionary, a myth is “an ancient story; a traditional story about heroes or supernatural beings, often attempting to explain the origins of natural phenomena or aspects of human behavior”, which, in the context of our lessons, is correct. But this definition is so logical and steely that it couldn’t possibly encompass even a fraction of the meaning that they held for the people who created them, and, thus, believed them to be not fiction, but truth. When early man began pining for answers to everyday occurrences, they found them, usually....   [tags: myths, ] 2260 words
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Privacy or Truth: Behind WikiLeaks - WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes submissions of unveiled and confidential information from anonymous news sources, news leaks, and whistleblowers. The slogan of this organization is “keep government open”, which emphasizes WikiLeaks’ purpose to eliminate censorship and establish an untraceable mass document leaking system. After publishing its first document which was about a decision to assassinate government officials in December 2006 (Massimo 2010), WikiLeaks has received praise as well as criticism from publics....   [tags: The Media]
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The Truth About Pit Bulls - Owning a pit bull in today’s day and age has one of two reactions: Either the person loves them or is terrified of them. There are so many myths about Pit Bulls and they are just that. Myths. Some of the myths that surround pit bulls are that they have “lock jaw” and they have a killer instinct that does not stop at just killing other animals. Pit bull advocates, such as myself, know that Pit Bulls have always been known as the “nanny dog” throughout history because of how much they love children and their loyalty to their families....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Truth Behind Exodus 8 - At first glance a story of the Bible may appear to be just that, a simple story; however, when one does more than simply read the story, there are a plethora of underlying meanings to be found. Reading the Bible in search of its meanings can sometimes be confusing, which results in several different interpretations and raises many arguments amongst the readers. When reading the Bible, “it is necessary to apply tools of critical reading to find out what God wants to communicate with us,” (Smith-Christopher, 28)....   [tags: The Bible]
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