Truth and Knowledge

Truth and knowledge are existential realities perceived and understood in different ways. It is essential to examine how the basis of social and cultural practices formed the realms of knowledge that not only reveals but gives rise to new forms of knowledge. The interplay that forms the realm of knowledge is a cycle that creates and recreates subjects of knowledge. Thus, knowledge itself has a history and it can be said that truth too has a history.

Praxis of human conditions put truth and knowledge to the test. The point where truth and knowledge meets with human experience converges to a process of defining renewal of reality. Therefore, history represents a point of origin where knowledge is possible and truth defined. It is difficult to give rise to something which is not on the basis of history. Consequently, truth and knowledge are constituted and established within history and are thereof constantly established and reestablished by history. For humans to move forward in transformation, it is indispensable to turn and channel efforts towards history.  

On this reasoning, there is recognition of the existence of two histories of truth. One is the internal history of truth itself, in terms of its principles as constructed on the basis of the history of natural forces; and the other is the external history of truth as formed and revealed by human societies. The external history of truth represents forms of subjectivity which causes types of knowledge based on the construct of a society. Consequently, the objective truth is overshadowed and overwhelmed by social conditions. 

Invariably, it is the external history of truth, a subjective construct that defines the manner in which rights, wrongs and responsibilities are conceived, defined, settled, punished and compensated for. Therefore, societal rules and practices are derived and modified based on external history, which has a cause-effect relation of subjectivity that defines forms of knowledge and consequently the relation between society and truth. 

The necessity of locating an origin of investigation into the relation between society, truth and knowledge is defined by the political and judicial practice of a society. Therefore, if one considered truth and knowledge as being invented, it implies that neither has an origin that is celebrated in human nature, behavior and instinct. Hence, it prevents a relation between knowledge and the truth that knowledge must know. 

In the end, one can say that knowledge is the outcome of the interplay, the encounter, the relation, the struggle, the conciliation, the servitude and the settlement between history and society. For the growth of humanity, it is important for internal truth and knowledge to be recovered, which is a struggle against a world in which there is only a relation of violence, domination, power and force.