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Short History of Truth Consolations for a Post-Truth World

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ISBN-10: 1786488892

ISBN-13: 9781786488893

Edition: 2018

Authors: Julian Baggini

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How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex history of truth and falsehood. It identifies ten types of supposed truth and explains how easily each can become the midwife of falsehood. There is no species of truth that we can rely on unquestioningly, but that does not mean the truth can never be established. Attaining truth is an achievement we need to work for, and each chapter will end up with a truth we can have some confidence in. This history builds into a comprehensive and clear explanation of why truth is now so disputed by exploring 10 kinds of…    
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 7/12/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.13" wide x 7.87" long x 0.37" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English