Friday, April 23, 2010


La Vérité ("Truth")
by Jules Joseph Lefebvre 1870

The ancient Greek origins of the words "true" and "truth" have some consistent definitions throughout great spans of history that were often associated with topics of logic, geometry, mathematics, deduction, induction, and natural philosophy.

Socrates', Plato's and Aristotle's ideas about truth are commonly seen as consistent with correspondence theory. In his Metaphysics, Aristotle stated:

To say of what is that it is not,

or of what is not that it is, is false,

while to say of what is that it is,

and of what is not that it is not, is true.

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