What is truth, is a question that has occupied philosophers and religious teachers through the years.
It has gained currency in recent years, months and days, as our world swirls with people - including, or especially, public figures - making statements, claims and pronouncements that have the rest of us scratching our heads, puzzling: What is truth?
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Fight the world of lies and gaslighting with the blaze of truthful inquiry'. Print Edition | Subscribe
We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs.