Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates

ISBN 13: 9780195387469

Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates

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In the present author's opinion the book contains a variety of thought provoking essays. It is essential reading for any philosopher working on the nature of truth. The book in its entirety, or selections from the book, could be effectively integrated into advanced undergraduate or graduate courses. (Paul L Simard Smith, Philosophy in Review)

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The notion of truth has become much discussed in philosophy over the last few decade, with many senior figures grappling with the relativist and constructivist notions of truth popular in other parts of the academy. It continues to be a subject enjoying vibrant debate. Despite the varieties of views on truth, most of the discussion has agreed that truth has a uniform, stable nature, ranging across the boundaries of human knowledge. The editors and contributors to this volume challenge this very basic assumption, putting forth the idea of what is called alethic pluralism ― that there is more than one way of being true. While it is uncontroversial that there are different kinds of truth (moral truth, scientific truth etc), these pluralist views propose that truth itself can vary and that bearers of truth can literally be true in different ways. This volume presents new essays by some of the world's leading philosophers to explore this new view and its implications for the philosophy of language, epistemology, metaphysics, and logic.

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