“To say of what is that it is, or of what is not that it is not, is true.” (Aristotle) In other words, the world provides “what is” or “what is not,” and the true saying or thought corresponds to the fact so provided.
Starting in the mid-19th century, truth, on this view, must be a feature of the overall body of belief considered as a system of logically interrelated components—what is called the “web of belief.”
DEFINITION IN PHILOSOPHY
Opinion is something intermediary between knowledge and ignorance (Plato)
Opinion applies to what, being true or false, may be other than it is: in fact, opinion is the apprehension of an immediate and unnecessary premise (Aristotle)
How would you know if the statement is truth?
If the statement is based on direct evidence, actual experience, or observation.
A fact is a statement that can be proven true.
Facts are statements that can be shown to be true or can be proved, or something that really happened
How would you know if the statement is an opinion?
If the statement shows one’s feelings about a subject. Solid opinions, while based on facts, are someone’s views on a subject and not facts themselves.
If the statement expresses someone’s belief, feeling, view, idea, or judgment about something or someone.
Opinions express how a person feels about something – opinions do not have to be based upon logical reasoning.
Importance of differentiating opinion from truth
1) Truth empowers people around you to change and grow.