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Foucault- Truth and Power

Truth and Power     In this essay, Foucault's principal interest is how power diffuses itself in systems of authority and how it affects of truth are produced within discourses which in themselves are neither true nor false. Truth itself is the product of relations of power and of the systems in which it follows, it changes as system changes. There are certain systems in society. So, the system is formed of many individuals, so it is a group power.     Therefore, he doesn't focus on any individual...

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The Truth vs. the "White Lie"

The Truth vs. the “White Lie” Lying in a marriage is a slippery slope and trust is a delicate thing. I have told my children that a thousand truths can be destroyed by just one lie. Once those truths are destroyed, it is the lie that will typify you. The truth is extremely powerful as well, because you can try to bury it, but you can't kill it. Sooner or later someone is going to dig it up. The truth is an awkward subject that our spouses believe they want to hear no matter what the answer...

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Absolute Truth Essay

quite simple to comprehend, however determining whether something is true or not isn’t the easiest of tasks. In order to determine if something is false, we must first establish what the truth is. The knowledge issue this brings up is: How do we know if absolute truth exists, and if it doesn’t what type of truth does exist? This is dependent on our perception of the situation and our ability to reason out a conclusion. For this essay I will use science, mathematics, religion and ethics as my areas...

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Grapes of Wrath Truth and Innocence

Truth and Innocence “And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn’t.” –The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Little kids are the face of innocence because they have not been tainted by the truths and horrors of the world. In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck...

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Discerning The Truth In Anil's Ghost

Perception, illusion and reality and difficulty of discerning the truth in Anil’s Ghost Some things are not always as they seem, and it is often difficult to discern what is real and what is not. Anil’s Ghost shows that the perception of concepts such as truth and suffering can be viewed differently between characters. Characters such as Sarath and palipana struggle with perception in several situations. Illusion is also demonstrated through different situations and characters, such as Sarath. He...

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Rashomon and Blowup: a Study of Truth

Rashomon and Blowup: A Study of Truth In a story, things are often not quite what they seem to be. Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon and Michaelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up are good examples of stories that are not what they first appear to be. Through the medium of film, these stories unfold in different and exiting ways that give us interesting arguments on the nature of truth and reality. Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon tells the story of a murder. It flashes back to the event four times, each time as...

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Lie and Man Deciphers Truth

As a society, we have become so accustomed to metaphors and empty truths that we absent-mindedly accept them. But if society is told a lie and believes it, does that turn the lie into the truth? For example, in the beginning of the human's reign on this planet, humans thought the earth was flat only to be proven that the earth was in fact round. But if ordinary humans were told that the earth is flat and they accept that as the truth, live their life as though it is true, then what makes it untrue...

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Hollywood's distortion of truth

Fabrication is more powerful truth, at least in the eyes of Hollywood When it comes to film’s interpretation of history and reality, such as the recent film’s “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty”, Hollywood has long had a habit of altering facts, creating illusions and fabrications, and even distorting final outcomes. Hollywood is an industry, and for a long time now, has understandably aimed at creating the best possible plot line with regard to its films. In some ways, it could be considered a...

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Objective Moral Truth

OBJECTIVE MORAL TRUTH There are many views on moral truths, which causes major turmoil in the world we live in. Were this a simple subject world peace would most definitely be solves in an instant, and pointlessly killing each other would cease. The question is are there universal objective moral truths? Are there irrefutable, accepted by everyone, moral issues that can be universally agreed upon by everyone no matter what age, race, color or nationality? My answer to that question is no, there...

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The Other Side Of Truth

The Other Side of Truth Beverly Naidoo’s interesting novel ‘The Other Side of Truth’ shows how telling the truth at all times may become an issue in certain scenarios. In this novel two Nigerian children, Sade and Femi, have to flee to England without anyone else they know, after their mother is shot by the Nigerian government, in order to be safe. Naidoo emphasises the difficulties that always telling the truth can cause, through the theme of problems with the truth. I will explain how Naidoo...

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