DIss0n80r wrote:What really makes any statement (such as 2 + 2 = 4) true?
Is it possible for a truth to exist that absolutely cannot be known?
If so, what makes it true?
If nothing existed, would the truth still exist?
Would it still be true that nothing existed?
Very interesting questions, Beavis.
Checked the wiki article on it...seems more dizzying than enlightening.
It seems like statements can have various degrees of truth.
Absolutely true (tautological)
None of the Above.
Perhaps truth is most useful as it applies to the analysis of language. Certain words like or and if are placed under scrutiny and one defines a compound statement such as 2+2=4 as one of the above four categories. Many utterances fall into the none of the above category such as "I am qweasdzxc".
It's all easily defined within the confines of math but many would say that math is a model of reality...and not reality.
Like I said, more dizzying than enlightening. Nothing here that anyone doesn't know...