To begin, the definition of truth needs to be established first. However, this understanding of truth may be different from person to person, for example, the truth of God. Not only would the definition of truth vary from person to person, but also in different subjects, like the truth in science may not be the same truth in religion. Each way of knowing can only provide a certain amount of truth as each has its own limitations. It is more likely to have a combination of the ways of knowing to lead to a more supported truth; think of the ways of knowing pieces of evidence to support a claim.

The eight ways of knowing are emotion, memory, sense perception, imagination, reason, intuition, faith, and language. These eight ways of knowing can be separated into two categories.  One that holds more subjective value and another that can be based on a materialistic concept. The more subjective ways of knowing can be faith, imagination, intuition, and emotion. This is because these ways of knowing greatly rely on one’s experience and personal feelings towards something. The group that is more based on materialistic concepts is sense perception, reasoning, memory, and language. These ways of knowing would have more solid evidence in finding the truth compared to the others, these ways of knowing are more strongly correlated to an event that has happened. For example, if you see something, remember it, and then explain it through language, it would be more substantial reasoning to believe it when compared to someone’s faith, imagination, intuition, or emotion. A great example of this could be seen in a game of Among Us, if one crewmate says that the character Red is the imposter because they saw him vent or kill someone, it would be more reliable than if they were to say that they think it is Red off of a gut feeling. Even though, these individual ways of knowing can lead to the truth, no one individual way of knowing can lead to a definitive truth; they all rely greatly on each other for someone to draw conclusions on something. An example of this is that emotion can be impacted by memory and language, where the emotional connection towards something is the result of dug up memories or the interpretation of a language.

Overall, I believe that no one way of knowledge can lead to definite truth but the combination of the ways of knowledge allows for a more solid path to finding the truth. With this final statement, it should not be forgotten that there are still limitations when using the eight ways of knowing in finding truth.