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Veritas: How can we tell what the truth is?

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Statement for discussion: The problem with truth is what is it truth? How can we tell what the truth is, is it just the ‘truth’ based on what information we currently have, or does it have every single bit of information involved in the deduction. Piece title: Veritas. Subtitle: “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” Galileo Galilei Word Count: 2465

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Science Technology Human Interest Philosophy Scientific method Truth Epistemology Theory Theories of truth Pragmatic theory of truth Correspondence theory of truth Religious views on truth Coherence theory of truth Coherentism
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” Galileo Galilei Word Count: 2465 “As the wise test gold by burning, cutting and rubbing it… so are you to accept my words after examining them, and nor merely out of regard for me”(Buddha) “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it” (Andre Gide) What is meant by the statements above and how might such injunctions imply to our own evaluation of truth When Galileo championed Copernicanism1 he was met with bitter opposition. The reason he supported this controversial idea is because it was a much more likely possibility than the Earth being the centre of the universe, and the only planet of real significance. “The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters” was Galileo’s theory, and it doesn’t mean that he...
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