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True to Life: Why Truth Matters

True to Life: Why Truth Matters

Michael P. Lynch

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|August 5, 2005

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Why truth is important in our everyday lives. Why does truth matter when politicians so easily sidestep it and intellectuals scorn it as irrelevant? Why be concerned over an abstract idea like truth when something that isn't true—for example, a report of…
Know-It-All Society: Truth and Arrogance in Political Culture
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Know-It-All Society: Truth and Arrogance in Political Culture
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The Internet Of Us: Knowing More And Understanding Less In The Age Of Big Data
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"An intelligent book that struggles honestly with important questions: Is the net turning us into passive knowers? Is it degrading our ability to reason? What can we do about this?" —David Weinberger, Los Angeles Review of Books We used to say…
The Nature Of Truth, Second Edition: Classic And Contemporary Perspectives
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The definitive and essential collection of classic and new essays on analytic theories of truth, revised and updated, with seventeen new chapters. The question "What is truth?" is so philosophical that it can seem rhetorical. Yet truth matters, especially in a…
Polarisation, Arrogance, And Dogmatism: Philosophical Perspectives
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The Routledge Handbook Of Philosophy Of Humility

The Routledge Handbook Of Philosophy Of Humility

Mark Alfano

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|July 7, 2020

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In Praise Of Reason: Why Rationality Matters For Democracy
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A spirited defense of the relevance of reason for an era of popular skepticism over such matters as climate change, vaccines, and evolution. Why does reason matter, if (as many people seem to think) in the end everything comes down to blind faith or gut instinct?…
Truth As One And Many

Truth As One And Many

Michael P. Lynch

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|April 30, 2011

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What is truth? Michael Lynch defends a bold new answer to this question. Traditional theories of truth hold that truth has only a single uniform nature. All truths are true in the same way. More recent deflationary theories claim that truth has no nature at all;…
Truth And Realism

Truth And Realism

Patrick Greenough

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|June 29, 2006

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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…