How to know what is true Philosophy Essay

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Thomas Nasca Professor Sharon Kaye Philosophy 101 7 September 2012 “How I Know What Is True” A person knows what is true based on their past experiences and up-bringing. If someone were to test something when they were in their adolescence, such as touching a stove after it has been on, or touching a lawnmower engine after it was just used to mow the lawn, they would find that the objects would cause pain. Our parents tell us the words to describe these feelings such as “hot,” and “burn,” and from that point on, the sensation you would feel every time you were near a hot surface or item, you would know it as “burn.” This is how you learn things to be true, as you grow older. Adults have a major impact on children’s learning ability when they are growing up. Your parents’ responsibility is to teach right from wrong from the moment you are born. They teach you morals and responsibility, based on their experiences and up- bringing. Teachers can play a huge role in this too.
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