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Truth and Realism
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Truth and Realism

Patrick Greenough and Michael P. Lynch

Abstract

Is truth objective or relative? What exists independently of our minds? This book is about these two questions. The essays in its pages variously defend and critique answers to each, grapple over the proper methodology for addressing them, and wonder whether either question is worth pursuing. In so doing, they carry on a long and esteemed tradition – for our two questions are among the oldest of philosophical issues, and have vexed almost every major philosopher, from Plato, to Kant to Wittgenstein. Fifteen contributors bring fresh perspectives, renewed energy and original answers to debates t ... More

Keywords: truth, realism, philosophical issues, Plato, Kant, Wittgenstein, culture, methodology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288878
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288878.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Greenough, editor
University of St Andrews
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Michael P. Lynch, editor
University of Connecticut
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