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    Question no truth but fact

    Dear all,
    I saw this sentence in a Japanese movie, which I really want to understand but cannot: "no truth but fact". When I check dictionary, it says fact is something that is “true”. So I cannot distinguish truth and fact. What does this sentence mean then?

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    Re: no truth but fact

    More context is needed to understand what was meant by that phrase.

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ID:	1880Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, there was no context, just written on the wall (the english translation appeared in the subtitle). As you may know Asian traditional philosophies are replete with short and context-free messages. The name of the movie is after the rain. I am attaching a photo of teh scene.

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    Re: no truth but fact

    It has been said that there are many facts in the world, but few truths.

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    Re: no truth but fact

    But what is fact? what is truth?

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    #6

    Re: no truth but fact

    In my opinion, a fact is indisputable. A truth or truth varies over time and with people's opinions.

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    Re: no truth but fact

    Hi,
    Quote Originally Posted by ebihamedi View Post
    But what is fact? what is truth?
    Are your looking for an answer from linguistic point of view, usage, etymology, or more from philosophical perspective ?


    Cheers

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    Re: no truth but fact

    Quote Originally Posted by ebihamedi View Post
    But what is fact? what is truth?
    The Bible contains the truth, which some people do not deem the fact.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: no truth but fact

    Many don't deem it the truth either.

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    Re: no truth but fact

    Originally posted by Jaskin: Are your looking for an answer from linguistic point of view, usage, etymology, or more from philosophical perspective ?


    linguistic and usage
    Last edited by ebihamedi; 08-Jun-2014 at 13:47. Reason: Added the relevant quote

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