This could be described as simply as the peace of mind knowing a person can trust another’s word. Going further, it includes refrain from gossip and the spread of rumors, whether or not they are considered “the truth”. This is especially critical in family life and the work place. Though someone may be spreading the “truth” if it attempts to have the ability to change another’s perspective of an outside person, is this actually truthful? Further, though the truth should always be spoken in order to be considered a person of unwavering integrity, a person full of truthfulness is honest enough to admit to mistakes.
Honesty is a very abstract word. It is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “adherence to the facts; refusal to lie, steal or deceive in any way.” But, what ‘honesty’ exactly means? Some would say that honesty means not telling lies, not committing crimes or living a life according to what law says. To be honest, it is a manifestation of the truth, and the facts behind are just a consequence of being honest. In a simple way, honesty is not only to tell the truth, but also to live the truth.
If someone doesn’t take the time to think about the question they were asked, and answer quickly, they could be lying unintentionally. Honesty requires someone with the best intention to tell the truth and to avoid communicating in a way that is deceiving. Intent has a vested relationship between truthfulness and truth. Someone can be truthful and ethical even if what they say is not actually truthful. Being incorrect in communication is not being an actual liar.
Another word for unchanging is one persons are more familiar with….consistent. Only our beliefs about a certain truth change but the truth doesn't, because truth is absolute. Truth cannot be invented but yet is discovered. The discovery of truth is something a person finds while pursuing the truth to a statement that was made. Truth is not contingent on subjective feelings because, an individual says something ‘feels good’ it does not necessarily mean that the feeling the individual seems to feel is true.
Integrity means to adhere to a personal moral code but that is not a guarantee with honesty. For example, if a person breaks something they were not supposed to and that person is not asked about what they did and they keep it silent that does not mean said person is lying. However, a person who personally believes in owning up to their actions and adheres to that belief tells someone that they broke an item by mistake then they are showing integrity. Basically, honesty is giving your word but integrity is keeping it. You can be honest about believing in something but if you adhere to that moral belief then you are showing integrity.
Subjective truth, as I understand, is truth. The only difference separating it from universal or general truth is “subjective.” Our understanding of truth can cause arguments when trying to distinguish what is universally true. My definition of subjective truth, not necessarily perceived as true to others, is that the truth of something that happened may not be what actually happened to you, but what you felt happened to you. Objective fact, however, are based on facts that cannot be denied. They are legitimate, universal facts that everyone takes as true, but each may have a different interpretation of it.
This is the case for our current defini... ... middle of paper ... ...finition is not guaranteed to fail,” we must understand that saying a definition is not guaranteed to fail is different from saying it satisfies the criteria for always working. Given a situation where the agent utilizes double luck to acquire knowledge when a virtue-based act replaces justification makes us dissect the aspect of arrival. If the agent arrived to the truth and the motivation for doing so was not virtuous, then the same double-luck example could occur, the truth could be arrived and the knowledge acquired could not be good true knowledge. This is because the component of arrival does not entail the virtue. Therefore, there is no truth involved, but just luck.
Without these steps “a person may be entirely honest without ever engaging in the hard work of discernment that integrity requires” (Carter 74). Have you... ... middle of paper ... ...n the end, Carter convinced me that mere honesty is insufficient. Honesty is a noble trait, but it is often misused and can do great harm. Honesty also allows people to escape from their moral responsibilities. What we are really looking for is integrity.
If you rely on your own experiences and culture to understand something, it is generally considered to be subjective knowledge, as it brings the involvement circumstantial situations. It is not impossible to attain objective knowledge, however, because of the ways our knowledge is gained. Total objective knowledge is attainable, for example, when reading non-fiction texts for factual information to acquire knowledge on something. However, to understand something solely through objective knowledge does not allow for a full comprehension of that subject. Through objective knowledge, you are gaining pure textual information of a particular subject.
Truth is relative to culture, historical era, language, and society. All the truths that we know are subjective truths (i.e. mind-dependent truths) and there is nothing more to truth than what we are willing to assert as true (Hammerton, Matthew). A thing to me can be true while for the other person it may not be true. So it depends from person to person and here the role of perception comes into play.