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Truth (Central Problems of Philosophy) Author: -
Title: Truth (Central Problems of Philosophy)
ISBN: 0773524614
ISBN13: 978-0773524613
Other Formats: lrf lrf mobi lit
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; 1 edition (September 18, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1679 kb
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Subcategory: Humanities




Engel argues that, although the minimalist conception of truth is basically right, it does not follow that truth can be eliminated from our philosophical thinking, as is claimed by some radical deflationists. In particular, he shows that some deflationist views have a definitively relativist and "postmodernist" ring and should be rejected. Even if a metaphysically substantive theory of truth has little chance to succeed, he argues, truth plays a central role as a norm or guiding value of our rational inquiries and practices in the philosophy of knowledge and in ethics.