I attempted to define 'Truth' today and so far the best I can come up with is:
In order to really understand and analyse exactly what truth is; we first need to explore the idea of truth in its purest form. The Compact Oxford English dictionary suggests that Truth is 'that which is fact or can be accepted as true.' In this sense, I would first suggest that, philosophically, truth falls more aptly into the area of faith and belief as opposed to anything definitive. This is due to the fact that nothing can be proven to be precisely accurate without error for an infinite amount of time. In fact, even if something were theoretically created at a point in time that was, at that point in time, precisely accurate it cannot be proven to be accurate for an infinite amount of time as, by definition, you would need to test the theory or creation infinitely. We can thus resolve that, despite common definition, truth is a label given to an abstract, repetitive belief specifically in relation to the human condition and human behaviour.
I'd be interested in some philosophical critique of my brief definition.
Plus I love a good argument ;)
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