Truth vs. Truths

Readers of Skeptic magazine may remember my article “Truth vs. Truths” that appeared in Vol. 15, No. 4, 2010.  The article was taken, in large part, from Chapter 1 of Handling Truth: Navigating the Riptides of Rhetoric, Religion, Reason, and Research (Logica Books, January 1, 2012).  In the article, I describe the four domains of truth, which I called Rhetorica, Mystica, Logica, and Empirica.  The four domains were subsequently summarized and discussed on a number of Internet sites, and the entire Skeptic article was presented on a couple of sites.  If you read and liked “Truth vs. Truths,” or found it intellectually provocative, perhaps you will want to read Handling Truth.  It will be available at online or bricks-and-mortar bookstores soon.  — William Melvin Gardner