What is Truth?

What is truth?

Truth is a property that adheres to a proposition (the content of a sentence) if and only if the proposition corresponds to reality as it actually is. Propositions, as truth bearers, can be either true or false but they are not facts. Facts are neither true nor false; they just are. Facts are the standards by which the veracity of propositions are adjudicated. Nor are propositions sentences, which one philosopher defines as “a linguistic object consisting in a sense perceptible string of markings formed according to a culturally arbitrary set of syntactical rules, a grammatically well-formed string of spoken or written scratchings/sounds.” [1] Sentences would not be possible without propositions, but the two should not be conflated. Continue reading “What is Truth?”

The Myth of the Three Kinds of Love

This summer my fiancé and I have been preparing for our wedding, which will be in September. One aspect of our preparation has been reading through the workbook Before you Say “I Do”: A Marriage Preparation Manual for CouplesAdmittedly, it was first published in the 1970s (reprinted in 1997), but generally I have found the content to be quite good and thought-provoking. However, in the chapter on “Love as a Basis for Marriage,” the authors make a distinction between three kinds of love Continue reading “The Myth of the Three Kinds of Love”