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The Resource Truth, Simon Blackburn

Truth, Simon Blackburn

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Truth
Title
Truth
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Simon Blackburn
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Language
eng
Summary
Truth has always been a thorny topic. How does it work? Who decides what it is? And why is it seen as so important? In this lucid introduction to the topic, leading scholar Simon Blackburn describes the main approaches to the notion of truth and considers how these relate to different perspectives on belief, interpretation, facts, knowledge and action. He then looks at how these ideas can be applied to: - aesthetics, taste and the judgement of art; - ethics and how people decide how they should (or should not) live; - reason and rational truth and whether these may be found or learnt in conversation, agreement and disagreement; - religious belief and the ultimate cause of the cosmos. Understanding what constitutes truth has practical value in every aspect of life, and whether you are voting in an election or finding an excuse for being late, Professor Blackburn's clear and incisive account will illuminate your choice, and stimulate, inform and entertain you along the way. --
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The world's leading thinker on truth explains what it is and why it matters in every important aspect of life
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10729384
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YDX
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1944-
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Blackburn, Simon
Dewey number
121
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Truth
Target audience
adult
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Truth, Simon Blackburn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-127) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pragmatism
  • 4.
  • Deflationism
  • 5.
  • Tarski and the semantic theory of truth
  • 6.
  • Summary of Part I
  • pt. II
  • VARIETIES OF ENQUIRY
  • 7.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Truths of taste; truth in art
  • 8.
  • Truth in ethics
  • 9.
  • Reason
  • 10.
  • Religion and truth
  • 11.
  • Interpretations
  • pt. I
  • THE CLASSIC APPROACHES
  • 1.
  • Correspondence
  • 2.
  • Coherence
  • 3.
Control code
ocn959035332
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781781257227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959035332
Label
Truth, Simon Blackburn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pragmatism
  • 4.
  • Deflationism
  • 5.
  • Tarski and the semantic theory of truth
  • 6.
  • Summary of Part I
  • pt. II
  • VARIETIES OF ENQUIRY
  • 7.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Truths of taste; truth in art
  • 8.
  • Truth in ethics
  • 9.
  • Reason
  • 10.
  • Religion and truth
  • 11.
  • Interpretations
  • pt. I
  • THE CLASSIC APPROACHES
  • 1.
  • Correspondence
  • 2.
  • Coherence
  • 3.
Control code
ocn959035332
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781781257227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959035332

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