Definition of Truth

The following information are definitions to be used, analyzed, and/or discussed in future posts depending on the followed lesson plan. These definitions all have to do with our perception or reality and decipher the difference between truth, deceit  opinion, and inquisition. Note that these are all direct quotes from Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary.

fact:  a piece of information presented as having objective reality, a thing done

opinion: a  view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter

science: knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method; such knowledge or such a system of knowledge concerned with the physical world and its phenomena

wonder:rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one’s experience

logic: a  science that deals with the principles and criteria of validity of inference and demonstration : the science of the formal principles of reasoning

arbitrary: based on or determined by individual preference or convenience rather than by necessity or the intrinsic nature of something, depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law

truth: the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality; a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true

truth value: the truth or falsity of a proposition or statement

Sources:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

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