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Patrick Greenough and Michael P. Lynch

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288878

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288878.001.0001

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Truth and Realism: Remarks at St Andrews

Truth and Realism: Remarks at St Andrews

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(p.239) 14 Truth and Realism: Remarks at St Andrews
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Truth and Realism
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Richard Rorty
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288878.003.0015

This chapter comments on the chapters included in the volume, dividing them between those who see debates over what is ultimately real or true to be misguided, and those who see the traditional questions as having important value and significant answers. It argues that the lesson of the last millennia of philosophy is not that we must do better at answering the questions we have, but rather that we must come up with different questions.

Keywords:   truth, realism, philosophical debates

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