The Concept of Truth

Hardcover | May 15, 2011

byRichard Campbell

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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.

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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 of Secondary Education for Canberra (1...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.92 × 5.69 × 0.94 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230297854

ISBN - 13:9780230297852

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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