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WHY DOES TRUTH MATTER?

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Essays | 0 comments

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty , that is all you know on earth,  and all you need to know.”   Truth is important because it forms a glue that holds society together. As social “animals” truth lies at the centre of how we relate, participate in and understand  the society we live in and  the world around us. In “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, these last lines are criticized for being lame or brilliant in equal measure. Inspired by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Keats announces his own reflections as those of a child of the enlightenment, while...

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