• Theories of Truth
    The Coherence Theory of Truth First published Tue Sep 3, 1996; substantive revision Tue Sep 9, 2008 A coherence theory of truth states that the truth of any (true) proposition consists in its coherence with some specified set of propositions. The coherence theory differs from its principal competi...
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  • Sword of Truth
    Wizard's First Rule By Terry Goodkind CHAPTER 1 IT WAS AN ODD-LOOKING vine. Dusky variegated leaves hunkered against a stem that wound in a stranglehold around the smooth trunk of a balsam fir. Sap drooled down the wounded bark, and dry limbs slumped, making it look as if the tree were trying to...
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  • Comparative Essay of Mahatma Gandhi and Sojourner Truth
    The Man and Woman of the Crowd Men are not the same with regards to color, gender, culture, and reasoning. But, equality needs to be distinguished from identity and similarity. Man is created by God, although not with similar features, but with equal functions: To love, to respect, and to treat eac...
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  • Sojurner Truth
    Sojourner Truth, originally named Isabella Baumfree, was born into slavery in 1795. Between 1795 and her escape from slavery in 1827, Isabella was “owned” by five different masters. Her last owner, John Dumont, often times boasted that she could “do a good family’s washing in the night and b...
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  • Bain Capital - the Truth
    In the recent months, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endured a large amount of scrutiny from the media and Democratic Party pertaining to his ownership in Bain Capital and his personal financial interests. A political advertisement released by President Barack Obama’s fundraising committe...
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  • Logical and Factual Errors
    An Encyclopedia of Errors of Reasoning The ability to identify logical fallacies in the arguments of others, and to avoid them in one’s own arguments, is both valuable and increasingly rare. Fallacious reasoning keeps us from knowing the truth, and the inability to think critically makes us vulne...
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  • Argument Essay
    • Ad Hominem (Argument To The Man): attacking the person instead of attacking his argument. For example, "Von Daniken's books about ancient astronauts are worthless because he is a convicted forger and embezzler." (Which is true, but that's not why they're worthless.) Another example...
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  • The Language of Argument
    The Language of Argument I think that there is either a six pack of Molson Golden in the fridge upstairs or a six of Sam Adams in the fridge downstairs. Informed sources tell me that there are no Molsonsleft in the house. So, there is a six pack of cold Sam Adams waiting for us there. P...
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  • How to Win Every Argument
    How to Win Every Argument The Use and Abuse of Logic Also available from Continuum What Philosophers Think - Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom What Philosophy Is - David Carel and David Gamez Great Thinkers A-Z - Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom How to Win Every Argument The Use a...
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  • Leaders Are Born, Not Made
    “Leaders are Born, Not Made” Discuss. Introduction Whether leaders are born and not made is a discussion that has been debated for centuries and yet it still divides opinion today. Like many, on receiving this assignment my instinctive gut response was that they are! However, over the cour...
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  • Elements of Argument
    For hundreds of years there had been only one excepted way of written argument, which was Aristotle’s model. Now there are several more, including Rogers and the Toumlin Rhetoric’s. Every day we face different situations, some good some bad. When the one situation comes up where you are left in...
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  • A Hollow Argument
    A Hollow Argument Southern Nationalism, Myth or Reality Introduction The American Civil War, until halfway through the Vietnam War, was bloodier then all other American wars combined. Nearly one million soldiers were killed during its four years. From its ruins, a ne...
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  • Theory of Errors
    Theory of Errors and Least Squares Adjustment Huaan Fan ISBN 91-7170-200-8 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Division of Geodesy and Geoinformatics 100 44 Stockholm Sweden August 2010 Theory of Errors and Least Squares Adjustment Huaan Fan, PhD Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Divisi...
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  • Barkov's Hamlet: a Tragedy of Errors
    William Shakespeare authorship: The text of Hamlet contains indications that Shakespeare portrayed himself as an allegedly dead university graduate. HAMLET: A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS, OR THE TRAGICAL FATE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE? by Alfred Barkov To the contents When the text of William Sha...
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  • Theory of Truth
    Correspondence Theory of Truth: In Depth Analysis How can one say that what he is actually seeing is true or not? Are our senses perfectly reliable to be able to give us the truth in everything we see or simply just a mark on what we want to believe? Without our senses, how can one actually live i...
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  • Of Truth by Francis Bacon and a Short Analysis What Is Truth? Said Jesting Pilate, and Would Not Stay for an Answer. Certainly There Be, That Delight in Giddiness, and Count It a Bondage to Fix a Belief; Affecting1 Free-
    Of Truth by Francis Bacon and A Short Analysis What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. Certainly there be, that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting1 free-will in thinking, as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosoph...
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  • Truth Discovery with Multiple Conflicting Information Providers on the Web
    796 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE AND DATA ENGINEERING, VOL. 20, NO. 6, JUNE 2008 Truth Discovery with Multiple Conflicting Information Providers on the Web Xiaoxin Yin, Jiawei Han, Senior Member, IEEE, and Philip S. Yu, Fellow, IEEE Abstract—The World Wide Web has become the mos...
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  • Hidden Truth
    The Hidden Truth Brian Luke Com/156 4/3/2011 Dara T’Sas Thomas Jefferson was not only a founding father, president, and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, but he was an intelligent visionary with unique perceptions. He once stated, “If people let the government decide...
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  • Commen Errors
    Common Errors in English by Paul Brians Note that italics are deliberately omitted on this page. What is an error in English? The concept of language errors is a fuzzy one. I'll leave to linguists the technical definitions. Here we're concerned only with deviations from the standard use of...
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  • Annotated Bibliography of Contra Wight: the Errors of a Premature Writing, the Eighty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1999—Power, and Communism, Fascism and Counter-Revolution in World Politics.
    Hirst, P. (1998). The eighty years’ crisis, 1919-1999—power. England: Cambridge University Press.   In this chapter, the author examined and enumerated the different types of power conceptualized during that eight decade gap. Paul Hirst started off with the most dominant concept of power us...
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