THE NATURE OF TRUTH 4
TheNature of Truth
Truthand knowledge are related because one must have knowledge ofsomething in order to determine the truth, and something must beright for it to be knowledgeable. Belief is an individual`s attitudetowards what he regards as true or false (Solomon & Higgins2013). The belief must also be true because no one would believe itif was not. In addition, justification is also considered. It is acondition that ensures that a belief is not a matter of luck, but thereasons for the belief. Philosophy bifurcates on the reasons thatmeet this condition, but the idea follows from reliable evidence.Linking true with belief is quite problematic since it allows one tounderstand, and others contradict (Lynch, 2011). The idea that Ithink to be true is that stress leads to poor performance.
Ihave believed this throughout my college life. In most cases when amnot feeling well, I lose concentration and performs poorlyacademically. The first instance where focus is lost is when usingthe web site under pressure (Hancock & Szalma 2009). I realizethat when am stressful, I spend hours trying to comprehend what Iread because the web pages seem daunting, impossible and notintuitive. Days later when I have no stress, the page seems easy andnon-confusing. In addition, stress changes my perceptions. Ininstances where I have a little bit of weight, it helps me perform aparticular task because it heightens awareness. However, under toomuch stress the performance to a given task degrades (Levine, 2013).
Theother instance how I believe that the stress leads to poorperformance is that it causes maximum frustration. When I try to usethe web page, I keep on making mistakes and errors. I also keep doingthe same task over and again even though it does not work. I findmyself frustrated and cursing my lack of usability of the internet.
Philosophysplit on the rationales that fulfill this condition, but the credenceshould rationally follow from reliable evidence (Hancock & Szalma2009). It sets up a conditional triumvirate that helps determineknowledge that relies on and determines truth.
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Solomon,R. C., & Higgins, K. M. (2013). Thebig questions: A short introduction to philosophy.