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Truth A Guide

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ISBN-10: 0195168240

ISBN-13: 9780195168242

Edition: 2005

Authors: Simon Blackburn

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The author of the highly popular book Think, which Time magazine hailed as "the one book every smart person should read to understand, and even enjoy, the key questions of philosophy," Simon Blackburn is that rara avis--an eminent thinker who is able to explain philosophy to the general reader. Now Blackburn offers a tour de force exploration of what he calls "the most exciting and engaging issue in the whole of philosophy"--the age-old war over truth. The front lines of this war are well defined. On one side are those who believe in plain, unvarnished facts, rock-solid truths that can be found through reason and objectivity--that science leads to truth, for instance. Their opponents mock…    
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 8.31" wide x 5.79" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Faith, Belief and Reason
Clifford's Duties
Will and Passion in James
Fiction and Myth
Kinds of Animation
Man the Measure
Turning the Tables: the Recoil Argument
Modern Judo
The Variation of Subjectivities
The Moving Bull's-eye
Doing it Ourselves
Ishmael's Problem and the Delights of Keeping Quiet
Who Tells the Tale?
A Gestalt Switch
You Tell Me, or Down with Pilate
Moral Relativism
Man the Measurer
Nietzsche: the Arch Debunker
Facts or Interpretations?
Twilight of the Idols
Adequate Words
Heraclitus and the Flux
The Darwinian Element
The Possibility of Philosophy
Getting Puzzled
Four Responses
Deconstructing the Issue
The Constructivist Corner
The Example of Wittgenstein
Observation and Truth: from Locke to Rorty
Paradise Lost
First Impressions
Davidson's Mantle
Rorty's Talking World
Keeping our Feet on the Ground
Interlude: Law, Tennis and the Coffee-house
A Political Message
Realism as Science; Realism about Science
No Miracles
Science Red in Tooth and Claw
Explaining from Within
Animation and Belief Again
Historians and Others
Conceptual Schemes
Mind Reading
Collectives and their Histories
Peace Breaks Out