Essay: Truth, knowledge, opininion and skeptism.
We live in a society where the questions about "truth," "knowledge,"
"opinion," and "extreme skeptism" are the greatest things in our lives that
we consider. We live day to day lives thinking what is truth? What is
knowledge? Then we ask ourselves can skeptism truly exist? Well, we
shall answer and explore these questions.
Truth is the co-ordination between the mind and reality. This can
be justified by the example of the opposite, lies. One can't admit he/she
has not told a lie in his/her life. By telling a lie, we are breaking the
co-ordination between the mind and reality, by not telling what we know is
the "truth" in our mind through our words, we have broken the law of
truth: co-ordination between our mind and reality. Now that we have
defined truth, the next question is "what is true?" This is the difficult
question, as to know what "is" true, we must know what the "reality" is.
However, one can not have unlimited co-ordination or communication with
"reality." We can justify this with an example, say that one says that
he/she believes there is a God. He/she then knows in her mind that that
is "true" however it can not be justified because there is no way of
knowing if this is "true" in relation to reality.
The next question is what is opinion? Well, we all opine from time
to time and yet we fail to define exactly what it is. Opinion is the phase
in between truth and false, let me explain this by an example. We could
say that Jessica Alba is the hottest celebrity in the world, this might be
true but we have no idea whether it is or not, nor can we justify this with
any valid reason that makes her more "hot" than any other celebrity in the
world. Opinion is not knowledge infact, it is completely contrasted to
knowledge opinion is a "view point" of a person that is probable.
Sometimes opinion gets...