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According to the dictionary, the meaning of the word truth is often explained as "agreement with fact or reality". One of the most appealing ways to be thinking about truth is that it is absolute, things are always a certain way and it is only a matter of knowing and understanding it. However, there are many uncertainties about this logic due to the complex nature of human interactions, self-serving interests, fears, and so forth.
As stated by Danish philosopher Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (b.1813, d. 1855), "when subjectivity, inwardness is the truth, the truth becomes objectively a paradox; and the fact that truth is objectively a paradox shows in its turn that subjectivity is the truth... The paradoxical character of the truth is its objective uncertainty. This uncertainty is the expression for passionate inwardness, and this passion is precisely the truth." (Kierkegaard, 1845a).
Some theories suggest that truth does not tell anything about the object in question as much as it serves as a tool for efficiency and organization. For example: the traffic light is green, allowing you to drive over an intersection. However, how significant is it that the traffic light is currently green, and not any other color? If it so turned out that it was proper to use the color blue to indicate allowance of crossing an intersection, it would not make the fact that the traffic light indicating it is being blue or green any more or less significant, and the same meaning would be understood just the same - you are allowed to cross the intersection when the light is blue, or green, or any other color. However, in this instance, the truth would refer to the fact that a traffic light is a certain color, whatever that color is.
In philosophy, the most important theories of truth are the Correspondence Theory, the Semantic Theory, the Deflationary Theory, the Coherence Theory, and the Pragmatic Theory
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