Falsity

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Falsity is the condition or attribute of being false, i.e. of being in contradiction to the truth. It applies to an assertion of fact; any given assertion may contain one or more factual matters, each of which may be true or false without regard to the verity or falsity of the others. If a given assertion contains at least one falsity, however, the assertion as a whole may be said to be false.

Related

  • Within a rational framework, an assertion which cannot be falsified is essentially meaningless.

Links

  • Dictionary.com: "the quality or condition of being false; incorrectness; untruthfulness; treachery."
  • Wikipedia defines it as requiring deception, which is somewhat at odds with Dictionary.com and Issuepedia's usage
  • Conservapedia: no equivalent page as of 2014-03-29, though a search reveals many examples agreeing with Issupedia usage
  • dKosopedia: no information as of 2014-03-29
  • SourceWatch: no equivalent page as of 2014-03-29, though a search reveals many examples agreeing with Issupedia usage
  • RationalWiki: no equivalent page as of 2014-03-29, though a search reveals many examples agreeing with Issupedia usage