The Real Truth of Truth and Reality

I was recently marked down on a paper for using the term “reality” instead of “truth.” The point here is not to complain about losing points but search for the practical implications of the differences and similarities between these two terms as I ponder how to approach this subject with my GSI.

Gilad Shalit Exchange

A trolley is hurtling down the tracks. There are five workers on the track ahead of the trolley, and they will definitely be killed if the trolley continues going straight ahead ….There is a spur of track leading off to the side where another person is working. …If you pull the switch, the one worker will surely be killed. What should you do?