Search Results

Free Essays
Unrated Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "Truth"
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [Next >>]

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
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
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(1.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(1.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 5 Works Cited
4801 words
(13.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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]
:: 1 Works Consulted
1363 words
(3.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(1.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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
(1.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
“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]
:: 5 Works Cited
761 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Individual Truth - ... This is truth. It is primitive, tangible, and most importantly personalized. The counter argument to Crawford’s is Plato’s “The Allegory of The Cave”, where Plato claims that real truth comes when we unshackle ourselves and walk up into the sunlight. This means little in practical terms. He believes that when the bonds are broken and the lay person can transcend into a deeper thinking they find the truth or light. By Plato’s definition there is one type of truth that everyone should ascribe to....   [tags: Definition, Personalization, Hands]
:: 2 Works Cited
1206 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(5.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 7 Works Cited
1244 words
(3.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 2 Works Cited
1496 words
(4.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
What is Truth? - People try to understand the world through perception of experiences that they encounter. These encounters include either living through the experience first hand or the experience being conveyed by another person. Our perception weeds out main ideas from those experiences deeming them realistic and if so labels them truths. However, our perception of the obtained truth from those experiences is not always credible because as a recipient we are restricted to the amount of experience we can retain....   [tags: Into the Wild, How to Tell War Story]
:: 2 Works Cited
1861 words
(5.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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
(5.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 2 Works Cited
1488 words
(4.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 8 Works Cited
1535 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 11 Works Cited
1763 words
(5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Absolute Truth - "All statements are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense" — Malaclypse the Younger. Truth is a fact that has been verified. There are many procedures that must be completed for something to be considered truth. Truth in its full extension is an intellectual aspect of reality that is unchanging, internally harmonious, universal and without error....   [tags: Ethics ]
:: 7 Works Cited
1262 words
(3.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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
(2.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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, especially in a society as developed and civilized as America....   [tags: Ethics ]
:: 11 Works Cited
2563 words
(7.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Aristotle vs Plato - ... Proceeding in the same fashion with Plato’s successor, Aristotle, takes us to a slightly different conclusion owed to the fact that Aristotle does not agree with Plato’s view of truth, approaching it with a more dogmatist perspective, or with Plato’s idea of happiness, which he criticizes as too centered on the community. In this way, Aristotle is one of the forerunners of the individualist, pragmatic, and naturalist philosophers that would come after him. Aristotelian truth is not a matter of escaping the cave we find in Plato’s Republic, though certainly there is some validity to this view....   [tags: Truth, Happiness] 908 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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, ]
:: 4 Works Cited
950 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Role of Photography - ... In fact, her idea not only applies to photo-booth pictures but also to photography in general. We decide our own facial expressions, behaviors, and attitudes that conform to what we want to be seen when a camera is forced upon us; they don't have to depict our sincere feeling. But this is not the end of the story, how about if the print doesn't match with the degree to which the image has been formulated in one's head. Momaday discusses an elderly woman whose picture was taken earlier on page 291 of his essay, “The Photograph,” “But when she took a look at it [the result of the photograph], she was deeply disturbed ......   [tags: Revealing the Truth] 823 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Existentialism - ... Kierkegaard uses the analogy of a knight in love with a princess who knows that it is impossible for them to be together, yet in spite of that knowledge believes in his entirety that they will be together by renouncing the temporal finite world and knowing that for God all things are possible. By embracing the impossibility of the outcome and yet still believing the knight of faith embraces the absurd. 3. The ethical to Kierkegaard is the codes of conduct created by people through reason and are true for all people at all times....   [tags: Kierkegaard, Truth] 1065 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
William Tell: Fact or Fiction? - ... When Gessler asked what the second arrow was for, William replied that if he had harmed his son by shooting the first arrow, the second arrow would be used to kill Gessler. Because of this Gessler held William captive, but not for long. William escaped from the boat that would transfer him to the prison. Before Gesslers men knew what happened William had escaped and disappeared far into the forest. When Gessler was traveling through the forest on the road from Immensee to Küssnacht, William shot and killed him....   [tags: Truth or Lies] 1886 words
(5.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
What are Ontology and Epistemology? - What are ontology and epistemology and why are they important in social science research Introduction The study of any particular science involves embracing particular and specific ontology, epistemology and methodologies that are different from each other. Ontology is the concept that defines and explains the essential types of truth (Blaikie 2009). Every field of science constitutes its own ontology and in most cases two types of ontology exists: formal ontology and domain ontology (Blaikie 2009)....   [tags: Philosophy, Truth] 1722 words
(4.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Indifference Breeds Evil - Indifference Breeds Evil Norman Cousins, an American journalist and professor, once said, “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.” Choices comprise the essence of life. Many people assess the circumstances they encounter in their life and tend to react in their best interests. When a fellow man requires a helping hand most people pay no heed because it’s the easy way out. However, other people will go out of their way to lend a hand even if it takes exertion on their part and they will be triumphant, knowing they created a better world....   [tags: Philosophy, Truth] 2295 words
(6.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(2.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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]
:: 2 Works Cited
1148 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(2.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(1.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(3.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(1.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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
(4.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(2.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(6.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 1 Works Cited
1588 words
(4.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
An Image of Truth - An Image of Truth Plato teaches that reality is to be found in universal “forms.” Images of objects are therefore pale imitations of reality: that is, at least twice removed from the truth. Nevertheless, Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice suggests that the image of a person can offer true insights that the actual person might not. In her very first meeting with Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth is left “with no very cordial feelings towards him” and after spending “four days in the same house with him” she still “think[s] him very disagreeable” (9, 53).1 Even after Mr....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1379 words
(3.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Truth and Nature - Truth and Nature As I read more of Nietzsche and Loa Tzu, there is an increasing similarity between the basic structures of both philosophical hypotheses than there is difference. Though the outcomes differ, and even the rational of both men's thought process are plotted differently, and suggest drastically different ideal lifestyles, both works, the Tao Te Ching and the Will to Power argue for first an acceptance of an immoral world, a world with no true good nor evil, nor up nor down, but rather just man as he is and nature, connected to man, just the way it is....   [tags: Papers] 1105 words
(3.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Nothing But the Truth - Nothing but the Truth Philip Malloy is a high school student. He is in the ninth grade at Harrison High School in New Hampshire. The story begins when Philip keeps humming the Star-Spangled Banner everyday in his homeroom class during the morning news and announcements. Philip is in Mr. Lunser’s homeroom class. The faculty rule is that everyone is to be silent and stand up respectfully during the playing of the national anthem. Teachers and other students thought it was annoying and started getting tired of Philip’s humming....   [tags: essays research papers] 557 words
(1.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(1.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(2.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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]
:: 1 Sources Cited
870 words
(2.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(3.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(2.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Truth of Thanksgiving - The Truth of Thanksgiving While children are growing up in America, they are told several tales of America’s establishment and history. However, these stories are generally not told as they actually happened. An instance of this is the story of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is explained as this elaborate ceremony where the Pilgrims and Indians gathered in harmony at this large harvest in celebration of their coming together. According to the primary document of William Bradford’s journal, Thanksgiving didn’t pan out quite as it is explained to Americans today....   [tags: American History Thanksgiving Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1654 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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
(1.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Truth in the Media - The Truth in the Media When most individuals pick up a newspaper, or magazine, or any other form of well-noted journalism, they expect that it will be truthful. By that, I mean that the consumer anticipates receiving factual documentations. That ideal has been well expressed, however, since the beginning, journalists have added their more than objective points of views. For journalists, it has become harder and harder to keep their opinions to themselves. The "hotter" the topics, that they cover become, the more they are personally drawn to them....   [tags: Papers] 596 words
(1.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Sojourner Truth’s Story - Sojourner Truth is an American legend. She began life as a slave and ended her life as an outgoing speaker and free woman. Sojourner led a very disadvantage life but was able to rise above her hardships. Truth was a motivational speaker even though she was not able to read or write. Sojourner Truth continues to impact lives today through her works. Isabella Baumfree was born in 1797 in Ulster County, New York (Women in History). Isabella became widely known as Sojourner Truth. Sojourner’s parents, Elizabeth and James Baumfree were slaves....   [tags: Biography ]
:: 6 Works Cited
848 words
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
What is Absolute Truth? - Can we truly know when something can be considered true or false. The truth can be something that appeals to a person, or that it can reason with a person's knowledge that they have already develop. The knowledge we possess can shape the way we think, so does this also change the in the truth that a person sees. Our knowledge also limits us to what we considered to be true. In our century every year we discover something new so our truth is constantly changing. One of the conflicts that also comes to mind when talking about true and false is whether a true belief counts as knowledge depends on inherently imprecise judgments concerning whether the believer is accidentally right....   [tags: Philosophy ]
:: 2 Works Cited
1312 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Formation of Real Truth - ... No one will realize that puppeteer is the mastermind behind everything because Othello believes that he is acting on his own even when his every move is already premeditated by Iago. This gives Iago the power as a puppeteer who has external force as Plato suggests and tries to keep Othello form leaving the darkness the cave. Even though lies are great manipulation a stereotype from one’s own mind may be as deceitful as an external force like Iago. Stereotypes can also be a force to cloud a person who is trying to realize the real truth....   [tags: Plato's Allegory, The Cave, The Republic VII]
:: 3 Works Cited
1063 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema - ... As Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin did in the film “Chronicle of a Summer” where they interview ordinary people, and later on show them a rough-cut of the film, then they had a confrontation with the subjects and they would discus what the subjects say in the interview. During this discussion the subjects had a chance to talk about the weaknesses and the strengths of the film, and to somehow the subjects got a chance to represent them self. In Cinema Vérité the revelations constructed during the production process, aside from Direct Cinema the story was not discover by observation only....   [tags: Direct Cinemaa, Film Movements]
:: 3 Works Cited
1267 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 11 Works Cited
1967 words
(5.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(3.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 11 Works Cited
2217 words
(6.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Rhetoric vs. Truth - The relationship between rhetoric and truth is a highly conflicted topic. Two philosophers that discuss this topic are Plato and Nietzsche. Plato argues that rhetoric is merely a useful craft that deals only in the subjective and material world rather than in the pursuit of true knowledge. Nietzsche, on the other hand, argues that absolute truths are unobtainable since individuals are incapable of being completely objective, thereby rendering the debate between rhetoric and truth meaningless. Although both are valid points of view, Nietzsche’s argument appears to hold more weight insofar as it seems to solve the debate between rhetoric and truth by eliminating absolute truth altogether....   [tags: Philosophy ]
:: 2 Works Cited
2248 words
(6.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dishonesty can be the Truth - ... Without them he is no longer free of humanity’s chains. He is himself once more. When Huck pretends to be Tom Sawyer, he uses his knowledge of Tom’s cleverness and quick thinking to evade suspicion from others like Aunt Sally. He also agilely keeps Jim out of harms way and out of his captor’s grip. As the book continues on, Huckleberry stumbles upon independence and begins to mature somewhat, but only near the end of the novel, does he realize that he is his own person and that he had found himself through his journey....   [tags: Safety Net, Higher Education]
:: 8 Works Cited
1657 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Rumors, Conspiracy Theories and Truth - ... Conspiracy theories are often stories about global power; they fall among the rich societies, movements and political cultures that feel marginalized. Some leaders may reach out to conspiracy theories to justify their economic failures as a means of reinforcing their power (Byford, 2011). Truth exists in an absolute way and cannot be relative. It consists of a speaker’s honesty with respect to what they believe in. It is a real reflection of the things that exist. It is the same for all of as it does not change; it is an unalterable reality....   [tags: propaganda, conspiracy theory]
:: 3 Works Cited
885 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 3 Works Cited
847 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 3 Works Cited
1268 words
(3.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Muckrakers: Exposing the Truth - ... But those who are against muckrakers will read muckraking stories and consider them lies because the story contradicts something they already know. What these adversaries don’t understand is just as there are two sides to every coin, there are two sides to every story. This idea can be illustrated by a disease called Synesthesia. Those affected by it experience their surroundings in a very unique way. For example, one with Synesthesia will not only hear the sweet melodies of a symphony but will feel the music as well....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative] 825 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(1.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Truth"
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [Next >>]



Copyright © 2000-2015 123HelpMe.com. All rights reserved. Terms of Service