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Friday, June 1, 2018

What is true?


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What is the definition of true? Here is my definition:


True is the attribute of being an accurate representation of reality


When we talk in our daily lives, we make many propositions about reality. When our propositions correctly display reality, we are saying something that is true. I believe that determining whether a proposition is true or false is central to epistemology.


I believe there are many different methods to determine whether a proposition is true. Logic, reason and intuition are three basic methods for determining the accuracy of a proposition. Experiments are another method that can be useful for determining the accuracy of a proposition. These methods help us form beliefs about reality.



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