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LAcockblocker
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ZakYoungTheLibertarian
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Truth , knowledge is relative "Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures.""

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Started: 2/6/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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LAcockblocker

Pro

The popular view on truth in our culture today is that objective, universal and
absolute truth is implausible.Is there absolutely right ,positive or absolutely wrong Those who hold to it are often viewed with contempt.Postmodern relativists build their understanding of truth on the foundation of the naturalist worldview. Truth then has its origin in man. Finally , we can understand that there is no such thing call "absolute" in our universe. Even in physics field, lets list a easy example, absolute zero is just a hypothesis, there is no exactly totally absolutely "zero K" in our universe.Even time is relativeHere are the following supporting ideas that can reveal that in our reality physical world, "truth" is the conformity of the mind to reality
1.Truth is created not discovered. Truth is a matter of perspective and each culture
or individual defines for themselves what is truth.
2. Since truth is invented, there is no universal transcultural truth. Each culture or
individual will define truth differently according to their background and
perspective.
3.Truth changes. Since it is inseparably connected to individuals and cultures
which continually change, truth perpetually to changes.
4.Since truth is a matter of a group or individual"s perspective, one"s beliefs can
change a truth statement.
5.Since an individual determines truth, truth is affected by the attitude of the one
professing it.
6.There can be no such thing as absolute truth.
7.Absolute truth is not knowable. Absolute and objective truth cannot be known
since it is built on the shifting foundation of man"s perceptions. As each
individual"s perception is different, truth cannot be known
ZakYoungTheLibertarian

Con

Truth is simply a statement which corresponds to reality. While one's perception of reality is necessarily subjective that says nothing about reality itself but rather comments on the observer. The concept of truth is universal across all cultures. Be they from Iran, America, or Sweden, if you show someone a blue shirt and tell them it is green they will call you a liar. Truth is neither 'created' nor 'discovered'; it is a concept used to describe evaluate a statement. It is true, to a degree, that without man there would be no truth; not because man invented or discovered truth but rather because in order for their to be truth their must be observations and statements about the external world. One could just as easily have truth with a robot which commented on the external world, or on another planet with sentient life forms, or even on Earth if another species evolved to the level of sentience.
Truth is immutable. Individuals may be mistaken about the truth of something but truth itself does not change. If a shirt is red, then it does not matter how many people believe it is blue. The truth about the colour of the shirt can only change if the shirt itself changes. People can often believe in falsehoods just as you apparently believe that there is no objective truth but the perception of something does not impact the thing itself (even if Heisenburg may beg to differ).
Individuals do not determine truth. If you and I both agree that a blue shirt is red we have no changed the colour of the shirt. We are simply lying either wittingly or unwittingly. Even if the whole world believed that this blue shirt was red, that would change nothing. The shirt would still be blue. The truth would still be that the shirt was blue. The only way to change the truth about the shirt is to change the shirt itself.
Truth can be known. Implicitly you accept this. After all, if there is no truth, then their is no point in making any argument at all. What are you trying to prove, if not that what you are saying is the truth? If there is no truth then there is no point to debate, or to anything at all. The search for truth has been a critical component of the human experience. It is extremely rewarding.

Truth exists; truth is simply a statement which conforms with the objective reality we live in.
Debate Round No. 1
LAcockblocker

Pro

LAcockblocker forfeited this round.
ZakYoungTheLibertarian

Con

villian forfeits GIVE ME THE VOTES
Debate Round No. 2
LAcockblocker

Pro

LAcockblocker forfeited this round.
ZakYoungTheLibertarian

Con

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a vote for zak is a vote for awesomeness
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Connoisseur 4 years ago
Connoisseur
Pro shouldn't have included 'truth'.
Posted by Connoisseur 4 years ago
Connoisseur
Pro shouldn't have included 'truth'.
Posted by ZakYoungTheLibertarian 4 years ago
ZakYoungTheLibertarian
tick tock clarice
Posted by ZakYoungTheLibertarian 4 years ago
ZakYoungTheLibertarian
ahhh the two greatest words in the english language! de-fault! de-fault de-fauilt!
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