Truth: The Paradox of Believable Lie and Unbelievable Truth

Asira E. Asira, Udofia Chris A.


Man’s attempts to arrive at Truth or uncover falsehood have preoccupied man from time immemorial. Many theories of truth have been advanced by many philosophers and lovers of truth, yet man is no nearer to the Truth. The more man presses to get the Truth in or of a matter, the more he is demanding for more explanation which may put his mind to rest, whether it is true or false. This has given birth to the oversight of what is at stake in such an effort – Truth. Hence, we tend to believe a lie which offers a convincing explanation and ignore truth whose explanation is unconvincing. This predicament tasks us to emerge with the concepts of believable lie and unbelievable truth. The focus of this paper therefore, is to make a presentation of the concept of truth, the various theories of truth and the damage done by believable lie at the expense of unbelievable truth in human society.

Keywords: truth, believable lie, unbelievable truth

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