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    Description"What is truth?" has long been the philosophical question par excellence. The Nature of Truth collects in one volume the twentieth century's most influential philosophical work on the subject. The coverage strikes a balance between classic works and the leading edge of current philosophical research. The essays center around two questions: Does truth have an underlying nature? And if so, what sort of nature does it have? Thus the book discusses both traditional and deflationary theories of truth, as well as phenomenological, postmodern, and pluralist approaches to the problem. The essays are organized by theory. Each of the seven sections opens with a detailed introduction that not only discusses the essays in that section but relates them to other relevant essays in the book. Eleven of the essays are previously unpublished or substantially revised. The book also includes suggestions for further reading. Contributors: Linda Martin Alcoff, William P. Alston, J.L. Austin, Brand Blanshard, Marian David, Donald Davidson, Michael Devitt, Michael Dummett, Hartry Field, Michel Foucault, Dorothy Grover, Anil Gupta, Martin Heidegger, Terence Horgan, Jennifer Hornsby, Paul Horwich, William James, Michael P. Lynch, Charles Sanders Pierce, Hilary Putnam, W.V.O. Quine, F.P. Ramsey, Richard Rorty, Bertrand Russell, Scott Soames, Ernest Sosa, P.F. Strawson, Alfred Tarski, Ralph C. Walker, Crispin Wright.


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    Title
    The Nature of Truth
    Subtitle
    Classic and Contemporary Perspectives
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael P. Lynch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 820
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 49 mm
    Weight: 1,379 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262122399
    ISBN 10: 0262122391
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: HPK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 121
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    Abridged Dewey: 121
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    DC22: 121
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15220
    B&T Approval Code: A10302000
    LC classification: BD171 .N35 2001
    Thema V1.0: QDH, QDTK
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    3
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Bradford Books
    Publication date
    13 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Massachusetts
    Author Information
    Michael P. Lynch is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut and the author of Truth in Context: An Essay on Pluralism and Objectivity and True to Life: Why Truth Matters, both published by the MIT Press.