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Bryan Hamade PHIL 1301 December 11, 2008 Subjectivity The nature and definition of truth usually seems pretty cut and dry to most people . When one thinks deeply about it however the idea behind truth quickly becomes convoluted and confusing . This is because truth can be true while also being false . There is not an easy way to describe it without giving examples . The simplest example would probably be Plato’s cave allegory . In the cave allegory there are people in a cave behind a covering . On the other side are people with a fire and puppets among other things . The people on the outside make shadows which the people on the inside perceive as true while the fact is it is not true . The people on the outside made it seem as such . This is why truth is confusing . There are also different types of truth which requires another example to explain it . If one were to believe Ronald Reagan just won’t the election and was the president-elect would there be any truth to that statement? What is the essence of truth and can it exist even if it
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