A Realist Conception of Truth pdf epub fb2

A Realist Conception of Truth by William P. Alston pdf epub fb2

A Realist Conception of Truth Author: William P. Alston
Title: A Realist Conception of Truth
ISBN: 0801484103
ISBN13: 978-0801484100
Other Formats: lit docx mobi txt
Pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (April 24, 1997)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1852 kb
Size EPUB version: 1859 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




One of the most important Anglo-American philosophers of our time here joins the current philosophical debate about the nature of truth. William P. Alston formulates and defends a realist conception of truth, which he calls alethic realism (from "aletheia," Greek for truth). This idea holds that the truth value of a statement (belief or proposition) depends on whether what the statement is about is as the statement says it is. Michael Dummett and Hilary Putnam are two of the prominent and widely influential contemporary philosophers whose anti-realist ideas Alston attacks.