How can different ways of knowing help us to distinguish between something that is true and something that is believed to be true?

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How can different ways of knowing help us to distinguish between something that is true and something that is believed to be true?

Different cultures have different ways for discovering, what is tended to be called knowledge.  The culture's dominant faith influences the pathway, which people take to strive for knowledge, building and searching for the ultimate truth.  Logic and reason are two bases upon which knowledge and truth can be built.  Nevertheless those are not the only ways; emotions, sense perception and language are other ways of knowing.  Knowledge itself can be classified into several domains: natural science, human science, history, the arts, ethics, and mathematics.

Scholars defined the theory of knowledge, which hypothesises the different ways of knowing that are being used to search for the truth.  This was challenged by others who were found questioning the meaning of truth.  Does truth exist?  Is there a difference between truth and belief?

Truth can be divided into two types: objective and subjective truth. On one hand, objective truth must be universal and exists independent of us; on the other hand, subjective truth is personal.  

In order to discover or experience the objective truth we must use our senses, emotions and language.

It is important to mention that it is really difficult to express the exact meaning of the truth, by looking at the “Man is the measure” which discuss both the Correspondence and Coherence Theories of Truth.

According to Plato’s definition, Knowledge is justified as being a true belief.  The true knowledge should be based on facts (absolutely certain)   and not on beliefs (uncertain) due to the fact that beliefs can be tested but may not come to a concrete conclusion whereas a fact must go through an agreed method and come to some established conclusion.  Moreover, beliefs are usually related to traditions and habits, which are carried from one generation to another.

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So we arrive at the conclusion that Facts are the bases for judging what is right and what is wrong.  Since facts make up knowledge, knowledge can also be used to define the clear cut between the true and wrong beliefs. But sometimes we receive wrong facts through the media.  This essay is a reflection on my principled personality and absolutes, which are based on knowledge.  However, the conclusion, which I came to, is influenced by my personal experience.  This experience adjusted my way of thinking to incorporate my absolutes with areas of gray shades but however, experience may not ...

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