Truth Issues In Othello

Written texts show us that the truth is hidden beneath false appearances ‘Some rise by sin, and others by virtue fall’ – William Shakespeare. This quote is central to the themes in the play ‘Othello’, written by William Shakespeare in 1603. Iago is a character that rises by ‘sin’ due to his masterful manipulation of … Read more

An Analysis of Power, Authority and Truth in Antigone, a Play by Sophocles

Antigone: an analysis on Power, Authority and Truth In Sophocles’ play Antigone, Kreon, the warrior King may overrule Antigone, a mere woman’s, struggle for political power, but can he match Antigone’s resistance in a fight for political authority? Political power in a state rises from the presence of a force that exerts dominance. The public’s … Read more

The Two Major Theories of Truth

“Truth is relative” (Velasquez, p. 433, 2017). The meaning behind this statement is the fact that there is no objective truth in the world, humans only have a few ways to gauge their own subjective truths through life experience. Two major theories of truth are known as the Correspondence Theory and the Coherence Theory. Many … Read more

Understanding Truth in Of Truth, an Essay by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon of Truth In his essay ‘Of Truth’, Francis Bacon appreciates truth and wishes people to speak it. He begins the essay with a Biblical Allusion in which Pontius Pilate (who occupied an important position in Emperor Tiberius’ court) asks Jesus “what is truth” and then promptly walks away without waiting to hear a … Read more

An Exploration of the Universal Truth

In order to understand universal truth, we must begin by defining truth. Truth, according to the dictionary, is “conformity to fact or actuality; a statement proven to be or accepted as true.” Some people would say that there is no true reality, only perceptions and opinions. Others would argue that there must be some absolute … Read more

“Ghosts” by Henrik Ibsen: Short Review

In his play “Ghosts”, Ibsen forces the reader to think about his own ideas and believes, as well as those of society and past ages. Symbolism is one technique repeatedly used to portray the author’s ideas through rain, light, fire, the orphanage, Oswald, and through Engstrand himself. The use of religion is also interesting in … Read more

Sophists: man is the measure of all things

Subjects: Plato, Truth, Philosophy, Epistemology. Keywords: task of Socrates, Greek philosophy, kind of good, knowledge of the mechanisms, main art, essence of the teachings of Socrates, criterion of truth. Man and consciousness – this is a topic that enters into Greek philosophy instead of with sophists (sophists – teachers of wisdom). The most famous among them were … Read more

The problem of truth. Aristotle, Kant

The purpose of this work is to study one of the fundamental problems in philosophy, reflected in the work of almost any philosopher. The problem of the truth of knowledge, the criteria of truth has long been interested in prominent minds. Without a solution to the problem for itself, not a single field of knowledge … Read more