Philosophy of Mind
Absolute Uncertainties: An Argument in Knowing that we Cannot Absolutely Know Anything
One philosophical quandary that’s worth discussing is the certainty of truth and whether humans will ever be able to ascribe absolute certainty to truth and its conditions. In considering both the empirical and theoretical dangers of positing absolute conclusions to complex philosophical questions, I don’t think we’ll ever be able to absolutely reject or accept the possibility of certain truth in this world. Therefore, in this paper, I will set out to argue that this question in the certainty of truth has not and will not ever be sufficiently answered within our current scope of knowledge.
Fundamentally, I believe that the question above is unable to be answered because it is too challenging to narrowly define what truth is, how we can know it, if we can be certain of it, and if we should categorically ascribe certainty to all things considered true or just ascribe it to some truths (perhaps, those considered the truest). Not only is it challenging to discretely define all of these terms and situations, it is challenging to delineate the exact standards for how truth is able to be both delivered and received— …show more content…
Since this definition gives us clearly defined terms to understand what philosophers mean when they talk about truth, we understand that things that are not in accordance with fact or reality cannot be considered true. By definition, fact or reality plays a major role in forming the standards for truth in the philosophical world and beyond. It is here, then, that we must begin to question the how we can objectively determine reality and