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    DescriptionWhat is truth? Michael Lynch defends a bold new answer to this question. Traditional theories of truth hold that truth has only a single uniform nature. All truths are true in the same way. More recent deflationary theories claim that truth has no nature at all; the concept of truth is of no real philosophical importance. In this concise and clearly written book, Lynch argues that we should reject both these extremes and hold that truth is a functional property. To understand truth we must understand what it does, its function in our cognitive economy. Once we understand that, we'll see that this function can be performed in more than one way. And that in turn opens the door to an appealing pluralism: beliefs about the concrete physical world needn't be true in the same way as our thoughts about matters - like morality - where the human stain is deepest.


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    Title
    Truth as One and Many
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael P. Lynch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 262 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199596300
    ISBN 10: 0199596301
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: HPK
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: PHI013000
    LC classification: BD
    DC22: 121
    BISAC V2.8: PHI011000
    Abridged Dewey: 110
    Thema V1.0: QDTK
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    08 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Michael P. Lynch is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
    Review quote
    this is truly a thought-provoking and admirable book. Christine Tappolet, Mind
    Table of contents
    Preface ; 1. Truisms ; 2. Truth as One ; 3. Truth as Many ; 4. Truth as One and Many ; 5. Deflationism and Explanation ; 6. Expanding the view: Semantic Functionalism ; 7. Truth and the Moral Fabric