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Truth, Knowledge, and Opinion

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 03:02 AM
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What is Truth, Knowledge, Opinion and why Extreme Skepticism is Self Contradictory?

Truth is simply the mind corresponding with reality, knowledge is having the truth and knowing that you have it and understanding why it is true, Opinion is having an hypothesis but not being entirely sure that your idea is true and extreme skepticism is self contradictory because skeptics say that there is truth “that there is no truth”. By doing this they are making a true statement. In this essay we shall discuss a more deeper and in-depth meaning truth, knowledge, opinion and why extreme skepticism is self-contradictory.

What is truth?   Truth is basically the mind corresponding with reality. This of course is the easy problem of truth; the hard problem is the mind trying to know reality.

So we see “truth is connected to knowledge”. True ideas are those that we can corroborate and verify. Truth works in way of our thinking.   So you see to achieve complete truth there must be correspondence between our mind and reality and to know exactly what reality really is. For example If we say “ the Auckland blues are going to win the super 12” and later on they actually win, therefore your mind did indeed correspond with reality.   Through this example we see that knowing what is reality is almost impossible, if a man is completely sure that he has grasped reality he is GOD.

What is knowledge? Knowledge is the physiological result of perception and learning and reasoning. Knowledge consists of having the truth, knowing that you have it and the reason why it is true. This means that it is not something that we believe to be true, we know its true and we can prove that it is true and know why it is true. Knowledge is connected with both opinion and truth. Knowledge is connected to truth because without knowledge their cant be any truth.

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