This essay requires one to name the four truth tests and illustrate each with an example of a belief that would be true by its standards.
Explain four truth tests and illustrate each with an example of a belief that would be true by its standards. Remember to explain specific theories with supporting citations from the textbook and online lectures. Review and comment on the posts of other students and the instructor by the end of the week.
We introduce western metaphysics through our examination of questions about the self and the nature of reality. This week, we will build upon these ideas by inquiring into how and what we know. This is generally referred to as epistemology. One aspect of epistemology that will guide our discussions is the question of how we might, and whether we can, know a given belief or idea is likely to be true.
Epistemological questions overlap with other modes of philosophical inquiry and are thus a part of many philosophical theories. For example, if we are discussing an ethical theory like utilitarianism which is focused on the greater good, one question that will arise is how we know our ideas about what is good are true. Similarly, metaphysical accounts of reality all depend upon the assumption that we are capable of knowing the difference between what is real and what is not. We will also be looking at the relationship between art and truth.
Your Learning Objectives for the Week:Truth is the property of being in accord with fact or reality. In everyday language, truth ascribes to things that aim to represent reality such as beliefs and declarative sentences. Truth is usually to be hold to be the opposite of what is false.