What Is Truth? Four Different Answers

In the age of fake news, we need to keep inquiring

Everyone knows that a belief is true if it corresponds with the facts. This is the first theory of truth, and it has only two problems: what to make of correspondence, and what to make of facts. Facts, said the twentieth century logician Willard Van Orman Quine, are fictions: sentence-sized objects invented for the sake of correspondence. Facts are not simply given, independent, partners of true beliefs. To form a belief is just to claim to find a fact. It may or may not be a fact that Elizabeth I remained a virgin; to find out requires inquiry, and inquiry is just a matter of settling what to believe about this pressing issue. 

Inquiry is a matter of warping our beliefs as little as possible in order to accommodate new experience. But in order to exert a pressure, experience needs to be interpreted and conceptualised, or in other words, to have a voice, indicating what to believe. So once it includ

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IdPnSD 22 June 2020

“If abstract attempts to say what truth is all stumble, perhaps the remedy is to descend to particular cases.” – I would say go back to our ancient books, the Bible and the Vedas. You will find the following definition of truth is embedded in their stories, theories, proofs, logic, and examples.

(1) Laws of nature are the only truths. (2) These laws are created by the objects of nature and their characteristics. (3) Nature always demonstrates its all truths.

The above truth is unique, universal, and eternal. Which means: if something is true in USA then it must be true in China also. If something is true on earth then it must be true in any other planet like mars, etc. The definition also means if something was true million years back then it must be true now and will remain true million years from now. And finally all truths can be observed in nature. You will find that such a truth is neither objective nor subjective.

Since Galileo observed the nature and therefore he found the truth. But he was jailed, and so everybody thereafter never watched the nature, instead created assumptions or hypotheses and then derived their results. As a result none of them is true. For more details take a look at https://www.academia.edu/38590496/A_COMPARISON_OF_MODERN_SCIENCE_WITH_VEDIC_SCIENCE