See also: False (logic)

Falsity (from Latin falsitas) or falsehood is a perversion of truth originating in the deceitfulness of one party, and culminating in the damage of another party. Falsity is also a measure of the quality or extent of the falseness of something, while a falsehood may also mean simply an incorrect (false) statement, independent of any intention to deceive.

In the Frege-Church ontology, "truth" is the denotation of a true proposition, while "falsity" is the denotation of false propositions.

In æsthetics, falsity is ugly, and truth is beautiful.

In existentialism, falsity is usually a thing to be avoided, and is not desired.[1]


Today, based upon inaccuracies and falsities, it is known the entire De Fonte article to have been a fabrication, however, it set 18th century afire with speculation that a Northwest Passage must indeed exist.

are among the chief forms which this crime assumes.

See also


  1. Why I AM Not A Christian, Bertrand Russell

External links

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

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