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WHAT IS ABSOLUTE TRUTH Truths are things that are considered correct by a society of people who have similar beliefs on most subjects An absolute truth is a truth that is considered correct by everyone no matter the race religion or sex of the person Therefore the question that has been proposed is Is there an absolute truth Philosophers of all different eras have attempted to find this answer Most of the responses from these philosophers were that they feel there is no absolute truth If you were to think about what is true to you and your country and then compare what is true to African or European countries they will not end up being absolutely true to all For example a child who is growing up in New York City has many different truths or beliefs which will differ from a child growing up in Amsterdam The child growing up in New York City is accustomed to many laws strict governing large city life while the child in Amsterdam is accustomed to a slower tempo of life a country who has no army and is peaceful and is able to use marijuana and other drugs without breaking the law Both situations have different truths to each other but who can say either is wrong Truth has to do with the surroundings and laws that are upheld to a certain community or populated group Socrates born 469 BC was a student who studied under Archelaus There is no written work that can be found by Socrates all that is known is what is written about him also one of his student Plato expanded on Socrates philosophies and ideas Socrates was at one point studying finding an absolute truth and came to a conclusion that no truth exists beyond personal experience This holds true in everyday controversy not just between countries but also within countries In the United Sates the Death Penalty
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