Therefore, if parents are unwilling to raise their children, reality TV producers will likely do it for them.
They create programs where hype and excitement are the driving force behind the show.
They aim to include that shock factor that has become so necessary in successful programming.
Let’s briefly look at why this is so by way of a seemingly simple example.
Suppose you examine an apple and determine that it’s red, sweet, smooth and crunchy. Put another way, you've made truth claims about the apple and seemingly made statements about real properties of the apple. Let's suppose your friend is color blind (this is unknown to you or her) and when she looks at the apple, she says that the apple is a dull greenish color.
We seem to rely on it almost every moment of every day and it's very "close" to us.
Yet it's difficult to define because as soon as you think you have it pinned down, some case or counterexample immediately shows deficiencies.
We'll look at various theories below that philosophers have considered but that's an adequate rough-and-ready definition to get us started.
Coming up with a definition of truth falls under the discipline of epistemology or the study of knowledge though some philosophers categorize it as a study in metaphysics--the study of what is real.
When turtles hatch, they have nothing but the moon to guide them to the ocean.
But in cities where the streets are lit up with bright lights and bustling sounds, turtles are drawn to those elements and are often killed while trying to cross a busy road or falling into a gutter.