Every day, people self-consciously apply truth to a certain extent in mathematics, arts and ethics. However, it is by nature that every person will view them from different perceptions. As humans, we need to use the element of truth, whether it is proven as a theory or not. Through the essay, I will analyze what truth is and to what extent it applies to mathematics, art and ethics? It is true that all of the three areas of knowledge have truth? And to what degree?
When I say something is true to me then it will definitely apply to everyone. For Example an agreed formula is, 1+1=2 but what if I don't want to believe that 2 is the correct answer, does that make the answer less true? If a person is taught that 9+1= 11 would that make the equation and answer less true just because people believe that the answer is true? The concept of truth can be interpreted in two ways: Absolute truth and relative truth. Absolute truth illustrates what a person really see's. For example, if I was sitting in a living room then I am either staring at a television or I am just staring at the wall, the living room either has or doesn't have a window. So basically there are two options for truth, if the object exists or if it does not exist. Secondly relative truth looks at a point from a different perspective. If I was in the same living room but the couch was situated in a position that does not view the television then I assume and believe that there is no television simply because my perception of sight does not pick up a object looking like a television, I would know how a television looks like from past experiences and evaluating the object.
If I want to change the word ten to the word eleven then as long as it is stated the answer will still be the same. Truth in mathematics is based on what we believe is true. A counter claim for 9+1=11 would be, not believing in the equation does not make sense since the theory is proven in addition to it is an objective fact in our world. For instance, there are nine pencils and a person adds one more pencil, which gives a result of ten pencils not eleven.., I was at a hardware store, after purchasing items it was time to pay, I quickly added the prices of all the items that I have bought as so, 12+16+28+10=66 I added up the following numbers and got a sum of 66 as it is proven as a agreed formula. The clerk had believed that the sum was 70, simply because that is what he thought was true and is what he had believed in. knowledge about math equations are usually acquired from past experience or just a different way on how that person's perception towards that equation is. People might argue that the truth in mathematics is skewed since one must believe the laws of mathematics intended for them to exist.
Truth in the arts depends on the person viewing the artwork; the art piece could appear different from person to person based on perceptions from past experiences, feelings and emotions. In a art exhibition there are four canvases on the wall each one of a different kind, when a professional person standing beside a normal person who doesn't care about art work are standing Together, different emotions will be stirred., I was at a art museum when I saw four cones surrounding a bed, so I walked towards the work of art, and was amused by what people could produce, the art piece was a untidy bed and on the table parallel to the bed there is a box of condoms and a bottle of champagne. This would be considered a good piece of art to a certain type of people and others might think it is horrendous nonsense. It is on the day of a grand opening of a tall sky scraper and two types of artists have been called to capture a perfect moment, there is a professional photographer which a 20 megapixel camera and there is a cubism artist, both artists will get the main shape of the skyscraper. But the professional photographer will have more accuracy and the image will be clear, on the other hand for the cubism artist will draw the sky scraper in a different perspective which arises from different perceptions of the skyscraper. People will appreciate both artists depending on their personal experience and feelings toward the art work. There will be truth in both of the art works but truth can be identified from different perspectives as well, however there will be more truth from the 20 megapixel camera since it shows more emotion, language and reason .Absolute truth is symbolized when specialists in art say what is considered to be a stunning art piece.
In Ethics, there are traces of all different types of truth. Complete truth may be portrayed in ethics with the certainty that there is a universal set of ethics. An example of that is, in some cultures, killing a person would be considered ethically wrong. Hence, ethical truth may be considered complete if that person chooses to believe that the rules by which we live never change and example for that are the "Ten Commandments". However, the truth in ethics may be perceived as relative, because each culture has its own perspective at looking at different situations. I once opened my television, when I saw 10 men kneeling on the ground beside a jail with bags covering their faces and they were shot one by one, according to the Ten Commandments this is an ethically wrong situation, but I later realized it was a criminal execution and was not ethically wrong. Furthermore, ethical truth may be considered relative if a person considered the rules by which we live based on situations As a counter claim, ethical truth may be viewed as subjective for the reason that a person may have individual beliefs that administer what he or she believes is right and wrong. Ethical truth can be considered to be absolute only if a person prefers to believe that the rules we live by will remain the same
Truth can be interpreted in two ways Absolute truth and relative truth. Truth will continue to develop as the world changes to the better. Truth is based on evidence, belief, past experience and reason .because of this, truth in mathematics, the arts and ethics is beyond these categories. If there was no truth then Most of the areas of knowledge would not exist. For mathematics truth is skewed since one must believe the laws of mathematics intended for them to exist. In The arts Absolute truth is symbolized when specialists in art say what is considered to be a stunning art piece. And in ethics Truth can be considered to be absolute only if a person prefers to believe that the rules we live by will remain the same