The Concept of Truth by R. CampbellThe Concept of Truth by R. Campbell

The Concept of Truth

byR. Campbell

Hardcover | April 5, 2011

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This book addresses the contemporary disillusion with truth, manifest in sceptical relativism. Contending that all contemporary theories of truth are too narrow, it argues for a novel conception of truth, by showing how error is implicated in the actions of all living things; and by analyzing uses of 'true' in non-linguistic contexts.
RICHARD CAMPBELL is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. He has served as Dean of Arts and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the ANU, and was for 15 years also involved in restructuring the system of school education in the Australian Capital Territory. He is the author ofSecondary Education for Canberra(1973...
Title:The Concept of TruthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.94 inPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230297854

ISBN - 13:9780230297852


Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: Truth in Trouble The Linguistic Conception of Truth The Functions Truth Serves Truth in Action Acting Truly The Genesis of Representations Acts of Assertion The Truth of Statements The Challenge of Sceptical Relativism Truth as Faithfulness Bibliography Index