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What is TRUTH?...
The Definition of Truth
Truth is the property of being in accord with fact or reality. In everyday language, truth is typically ascribed to things that aim to represent reality or otherwise correspond to it, such as beliefs, propositions, and declarative sentences.
Truth is usually held to be the opposite of falsehood. The concept of truth is discussed and debated in various contexts, including philosophy, art, theology, and science. Most human activities depend upon the concept, where its nature as a concept is assumed rather than being a subject of discussion; these include most of the sciences, law, journalism, and everyday life. Some philosophers view the concept of truth as basic, and unable to be explained in any terms that are more easily understood than the concept of truth itself. Most commonly, truth is viewed as the correspondence of language or thought to a mind-independent world. This is called the correspondence theory of truth.
The Essential Meaning of Truth
- The real facts about something: the things that are true
- The true or actual state of a matter or situation
- Conformity with fact, actuality: the reality of actual existence
- The state or character of being true and honest
- An obvious or accepted fact; truism; platitude
- Verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths
- A statement proven to be or accepted as true: truths about nature as in statements considered as in a group: researchers in pursuit of truth about the actual reality
- A judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true as the established truths of physics and thermodynamics
- Sincerity in action, character, and utterance; integrity: the truth of intentions
- Fidelity to an original or standard such as: the truth of a reproduction
- Theology & Philosophy: That which is considered to be the ultimate ground of reality
- A transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality
- Logic & Reason: The positive (true) truth-value
- A body of true statements and propositions
OTHER WORDS FOR Truth:
OPPOSITES FOR Truth:
- Precision, exactness
- Openness, candor, frankness
- 'bald-faced lies'
- 'hiding the truth'
- Corrupt Public Officials
- Corrupt Corporations
- Corporate Main-Stream Media
The Definition of Honesty
Honesty or truthfulness is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.
Honesty is valued in many ethnic and religious cultures. "Honesty is the best policy" is a proverb of Edwin Sandys (died 1629), while the quote "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom" is attributed to Thomas Jefferson, as used in a letter to Nathaniel Macon.
The Essential Meaning of Honesty
Honesty - the quality of being Honest
- Adherence to the facts
- Truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness
- The quality of being fair, straightforward, and truthful
- The quality or fact of being honest; upright, fair and trustworthy
- Fairness and straightforwardness of conduct: As in calling for honesty in business, science, politics and government
- Free from deceit or fraud
- Having virtue and respect
honestness - righteousness - adhering to moral principles - scrupulousness - conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence - integrity - moral soundness - integrity - incorruption - incorruptness - incorruptibility - the incapability of being corrupted - characterized by integrity or probity - candidness- candor - forthrightness - frankness - directness - good faith, straightness - having honest intentions - truthfulness - honor - virtue - morality - fidelity - sincerity - probity - rectitude - veracity - verity - faithfulness - truthfulness - trustworthiness - straightness - scrupulousness - uprightness - reputability - complete - honesty from political representatives - frankness - openness - sincerity - bluntness - outspokenness - genuineness - plainness - straightforwardness - good communication encourages honesty in a relationship.
Antonyms for honesty:
Deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, lying, mendaciousness, mendacity, untruthfulness
The Definition of Integrity
Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can stand in opposition to hypocrisy, in that judging with the standards of integrity involves regarding internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding within themselves apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs. The word integrity evolved from the Latin adjective integer, meaning whole or complete. In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others "have integrity" to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.
The Essential Meaning of Integrity
Integrity - the quality of having Integrity
- Honesty; Incorruptibility
- Having steadfast adherence to a strict moral principles and ethical code:
a leader of great integrity
- The quality of being honest and fair in business dealings
- A sound or unimpaired condition: soundness as in structural integrity; durability, firmness, solidity, soundness, stability, strength
- The quality or state of being complete or undivided: completeness, unity, wholeness, entirety, oneness, totality
honesty - principle - honour - virtue - goodness - morality - purity - righteousness - probity - rectitude - truthfulness - trustworthiness - incorruptibility - uprightness - scrupulousness - reputability - character - fiber - honesty - principled - honor - honorableness - incorruptibility - upstandingness - decency - goodness - honesty - morality - probity - rectitude - righteousness - rightness - uprightness - virtuousness
Antonyms for integrity:
Badness, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wickedness corruption, dishonesty, immorality, disrepute, deceit, duplicity fragility, flimsiness, unsoundness
The Definition of Discernment
Discernment is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing). In the case of judgement, discernment can be psychological, moral or aesthetic in nature. Discernment has also been defined in the contexts; scientific (that is discerning what is true about the real world), normative (discerning value including what ought to be) and formal (deductive reasoning). The process of discernment within judgment, involves going past the mere perception of something and making nuanced judgments about its properties or qualities. Discernment in the Christian religion is considered as a virtue, a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom, and be of good judgement; especially so with regard to subject matter often overlooked by others.
The Essential Meaning of Discernment
Discernment - the quality of having Discernment
- The act or process of exhibiting keen perception, insight and good judgment
- The quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure: skill in discerning
- The faculty of discerning; discriminating; acuteness of judgment, understanding, and wisdom
- The trait of judging wisely and objectively
- The ability to comprehend and understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
judgment - discrimination - perception - understanding - intelligence - awareness - insight - penetration - ingenuity - sharpness - acumen - cleverness - wit - keenness - shrewdness - perspicacity - sagacity - astuteness - acuteness - perceptiveness - clear-sightedness - percipience - percipiency - perspicacity - sageness
The Definition of Trust (In the social context)
In the social sciences, the subtleties of trust are a subject of ongoing research. In sociology and psychology, the degree to which one party trusts another is a measure of belief in the honesty, fairness, or benevolence of another party. The term "confidence" is more appropriate for a belief in the competence of the other party. A failure in trust may
be forgiven more easily if it is interpreted as a failure of competence rather than a lack
of benevolence or honesty. In economics, trust is often conceptualized as reliability in transactions. In all cases, trust is a heuristic decision rule, allowing the human to
deal with complexities that would require effort in rational reasoning. Trust exists in interpersonal relationships. Humans tend to have a natural disposition to initially trust
and to judge trustworthiness. This can be traced to the neurobiological structure and activity of a human brain.
What are Ethics?
Various Definitions of Ethics
- Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime. As a field of intellectual inquiry, moral philosophy is related to the fields of moral psychology, descriptive ethics, and value theory
- Ethics is based on well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues
- The rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc., such as medical ethics; Christian ethics
- Moral principles, as of an individual are the standards that govern the conduct of a person, especially a member of a profession
- That branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions
- The study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; moral philosophy
- The system or code of morals of a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc.
- Ethics is defined as a moral philosophy or code of morals practiced by a person or group of people.
- An example of ethics is a the code of conduct set by a business or government, or any organization
- The study of the effects of moral principles and standards on human conduct. Business ethics deal with ethics in business, and with the constant process of optimizing profitability in the context of what is right and what is wrong
- In Philosophy; The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct
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