Truth in Context: An Essay on Pluralism and Objectivity

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$36.00
Publisher
MIT Press (MA)
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Pages
196
Dimensions
6.26 X 9.12 X 0.47 inches | 0.73 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262621557
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About the Author
Michael P. Lynch is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut and the author of Truth in Context: An Essay on Pluralism and Objectivity and True to Life: Why Truth Matters, both published by the MIT Press.
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-- Peter van Inwagen, John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy, The University of Notre Dame
" This clear and well-written book is a fascinating attempt to find a "via media" between the thesis that there is ‘ one true story of the world’ and the thesis that there is no objective truth or falsity. Lynch calls his middle way "pluralism": he argues that, although there is more than one truth, there is nevertheless such a thing as objective falsity. Despite the fact that I am constitutionally unable to accept Lynch's conclusions, I regard this as an important book. This is the book that those of us who believe in ‘ the one true story of the world’ will have to refute." -- Peter van Inwagen, John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy, The University of Notre Dame
& quot; This clear and well-written book is a fascinating attempt to find a via media between the thesis that there is & lsquo; one true story of the world& rsquo; and the thesis that there is no objective truth or falsity. Lynch calls his middle way pluralism he argues that, although there is more than one truth, there is nevertheless such a thing as objective falsity. Despite the fact that I am constitutionally unable to accept Lynch's conclusions, I regard this as an important book. This is the book that those of us who believe in & lsquo; the one true story of the world& rsquo; will have to refute.& quot; -- Peter van Inwagen, John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy, The University of Notre Dame
"This clear and well-written book is a fascinating attempt to find a "via media" between the thesis that there is 'one true story of the world' and the thesis that there is no objective truth or falsity. Lynch calls his middle way "pluralism" he argues that, although there is more than one truth, there is nevertheless such a thing as objective falsity. Despite the fact that I am constitutionally unable to accept Lynch's conclusions, I regard this as an important book. This is the book that those of us who believe in 'the one true story of the world' will have to refute."--Peter van Inwagen, John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy, The University of Notre Dame