Should we define truth (given it exists)?

Should we, human-beings, try to define truth (given truth exists in reality)? Personally, I don't think we should reduce truth to symbols and syllables because I think it will take us into weird semantical/tautological territory where 2+2=5 and water isn't wet ;). I take Frank Ramsey's brilliant inquiry, "What we can't say we cant't say, and we can't whistle it either." Hope everyone is staying safe - cheers!

• When a logician defines what's true, I believe that she is really saying 'we will take these statements as in the category called "True" /for this purpose/', i.e., she is creating a mathematical tool. It is only "defining truth" in the sense of "giving a definition for the word 'True' in this specific context, for some practical purpose". Not attempting to define the general concept of 'truth' as you and I might use the word in conversation. So she isn't reducing truth to symbols, she's using the word 'True' as an analogy to describe a rules within a made up system of symbols. – Bug Catcher Nakata Nov 25 '20 at 4:36
• We already do so. Since we born, until our last day, we keep "trying to define" each one's truths. Because a) there are no universal truths (poison=good is true for survivors, false for suicidals) and b) we can't know a lot of things (how many civilizations are there in the universe right now?). – RodolfoAP Nov 25 '20 at 4:36
• Bug Catcher Nakata - thank you for your comment. As far as the logician 'using the word 'True' as an analogy to describe a rules within a made up system of symbols.', we must ask ourselves if the truth she is defining is the purest form of truth, i.e. the truth we, i think, can't obtain, or a trivial truth that one can find in mathematics or religion (if you're a believer). My point is that truth in its purest form cannot be reduced to mathematical theorems or the sort, otherwise it wouldn't be the purest truth. I should have mentioned 'purest truth' in my question - sorry about that. – Rino Cattabiani Nov 25 '20 at 5:19
• Does this answer your question? Is there a single definition of truth? – Conifold Nov 25 '20 at 6:09
• Conifold - No, because the question you tagged is asking, 'is' there a concrete definition of truth; however, I am asking 'should we' reduce truth to a definition, regardless of whether truth exists. thanks for your comment, hope all is well. – Rino Cattabiani Nov 25 '20 at 20:40