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Truth: A Primer (Focus) Author: Frederick F Schmitt
Title: Truth: A Primer (Focus)
ISBN: 0813320011
ISBN13: 978-0813320014
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Pages: 264 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 20, 1995)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1338 kb
Size EPUB version: 1679 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




The concept of truth lies at the heart of philosophy; whether one approaches it from epistemology or metaphysics, from the philosophy of language or the philosophy of science or religion, one must come to terms with the nature of truth.In this brisk introduction, Frederick Schmitt covers all the most important historical and contemporary theories of truth. Along the way he also sheds considerable light on such closely related issues as realism and idealism, absolutism and relativism, and the nature of contemporary pragmatism.At a time when it is fashionable for scholars outside of philosophy to deny the possibility of truth, Schmitt's lucid, technically accurate survey offers the easiest way to understand what is really at stake in such denials. Truth: A Primer is a quick but accurate and philosophically sophisticated overview that will prove invaluable to philosophers and their students in a wide range of courses, in particular epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.