Topic 3: There are no absolute distinctions between what is true and what is false. Discuss this claim.
I’d always believed that the truth was a rather simple idea. To me, it was something that was true or correct or existing in this world. But after all the discussions in TOK, with family and with friends, and after deep rumination on the subject, I’ve realized that’s it’s a much more broad, complex and often mind-boggling concept. However, now I see that there are essentially three main factors that lead us to accepting something as the truth: a strong emotional belief, our senses (particularly sight) and applied logic and reasoning. These are in fact three of the ways of knowing. Language is used to aid the acceptance …show more content…
Consider this hypothetical situation: Right now, I am looking at a table in front of me. I can see the table in front of me, I can feel it and I can hear it if I knock on the wood. Is the table in front of me? Yes of course, 3 of my senses tell me that it’s in front of me and unless I’m in a virtual simulator of some sort, no one can deny that the