This essay was written for George Fox University's general education senior capstone course, called "Liberal Arts and Critical Issues." The introduction gives the rationale for the course. The main text (Section II) describes seven ways of finding truth: tradition, authority, rhetoric/debate, stories and art, empiricism, ethical engines, and revelation. In the course, students then write a paper explaining which of these methods they rely on most, and how that plays out when applied to the specific social problem the course is addressing that semester.
Mock, Ron, "General Education Capstone Text: Ways of Finding Truth" (2006). Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies. 58.