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Presentation or Panel Title

Veritas Fax Ardens - Truth is a Flaming Torch

Location

Guzman 104

Start Date

4-14-2016 6:00 PM

End Date

4-13-2016 6:15 PM

Department

Humanities and Cultural Studies

Student Type

Adult Degree Completion Student

Faculty Mentor

Gay Lynch, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Based on the vast amount of truth theories that have been suggested by a myriad of thinkers from various disciplines, it can be inferred that the question of truth has occupied mankind since the beginning of its existence. Even though, some of these theories appear more promising than others, it also seems that every suggested answer poses yet further questions about what truth really is. This seemingly endless stream of debates and contradictory theories are further indicating that the nature of truth remains an enigma and subject to interpretation. Reflecting on the Latin motto of Dominican University of California “Veritas Fax Ardens” (truth is a flaming torch), this thesis explores the nature and subjectivity of truth in form of narrative non-fiction. In particular, this creative work asks what truth is, and how different thinkers from disciplines such as literature, philosophy, religion, and science approach the question of truth. Finally, this thesis also considers how truth appears to be as variable as the flickering light of a flaming torch.

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Veritas Fax Ardens - Truth is a Flaming Torch

Guzman 104

Based on the vast amount of truth theories that have been suggested by a myriad of thinkers from various disciplines, it can be inferred that the question of truth has occupied mankind since the beginning of its existence. Even though, some of these theories appear more promising than others, it also seems that every suggested answer poses yet further questions about what truth really is. This seemingly endless stream of debates and contradictory theories are further indicating that the nature of truth remains an enigma and subject to interpretation. Reflecting on the Latin motto of Dominican University of California “Veritas Fax Ardens” (truth is a flaming torch), this thesis explores the nature and subjectivity of truth in form of narrative non-fiction. In particular, this creative work asks what truth is, and how different thinkers from disciplines such as literature, philosophy, religion, and science approach the question of truth. Finally, this thesis also considers how truth appears to be as variable as the flickering light of a flaming torch.