Handling Truth: Navigating the Riptides of Rhetoric, Religion, Reason, and Research
by William Melvin Gardner
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Handling Truth is a guide to truth for students, teachers, journalists, lawyers, and scientists, as well as readers searching for truth in the daily flood of information.
Assertions of truth arise and are validated in one of four traditional domains of truth, and each of those domains has its own test of truth. When people search for truth in different domains, they arrive not only at different truths but at different kinds of truth. As a result people often do not and cannot agree about what is true and what is false. Only by understanding the methods of all four domains can we understand why we disagree, or for that matter agree, about what is true.