Truth and realism / edited by Patrick Greenough, Michael P. Lynch.

Is truth objective or relative? What exists independently of our minds? The essays in this book debate these two questions, which are among the oldest of philosophical issues and have vexed almost every major philosopher, from Plato, to Kant, to Wittgenstein.

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Other Authors: Greenough, Patrick., Lynch, Michael P. 1966-
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • What is relativism? / Paul Boghossian
  • Intuitionism, realism, relativism and rhubarb / Crispin Wright
  • Modelling the 'ordinary view' / JC Beall
  • Realism / Michael Williams
  • Scientific realism / Michael Devitt
  • Scientific realism as an issue in semantics / Christopher Gauker
  • Abundant truth in an austere world / Terry Horgan and Matjaž Portrč
  • Context, vagueness, and ontology / Mark Richard
  • Must do better / Timothy Williamson
  • A world without isms / Paul Horwich
  • Horwich's world / Marian David
  • Intuitions and truth / Ernest Sosa
  • Trusting intuitions / Michael P. Lynch
  • Truth and realism / Richard Rorty.