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Psychoanalysis November 15th, 2017 9:04pm

Are the terms “truth” and “fact” uniformly synonymous?

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Tariq88 Utah
11/16/17 12:02 am

Facts are usally true but sometimes are skewed to make a person's point.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
11/15/17 6:55 pm

They approach each other, but through different processes. Truth is universal principals being applied to a situation. Fact is the distillation of information from all the specifics of a situation. The two meet in the middle.

TLDR: Truth is abstract observations made concrete. Fact is concrete observations made abstract.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
11/15/17 3:30 pm

Yes, sometimes facts never get to be told as truth.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
11/15/17 2:13 pm

Not necessarily.

The truth is, Congress is a pack of cunts.

But that shouldn’t be stated as fact bc a cunt in the literal sense could never fuck shit up this bad.


Maynard Londor
11/15/17 2:10 pm

Facts, at least to me, represents something much smaller and more discrete than truths. Truths seem to be more or less based on a fact(s), so though you may not be able to dispute a fact (if it is indeed found to be a fact), but you can dispute someone else's idea of truth. In short, it seems facts are more objective and truths are more subjective.

Maynard Londor
11/15/17 2:10 pm

We can all look at the same facts and agree they are facts, but we can take away different truths and meanings from the facts.

Maynard Londor
11/15/17 2:11 pm

Haha how not to explain the difference without saying it a billion different ways.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
11/15/17 6:57 pm

Try on my answer above to see if it jives with what you're thinking. Please and thank you.