Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed

A Guide for the Perplexed

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Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed
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  • 9780141014258
  • 9780141910215
This important book is about truth, and the enemies of truth, and the wars that are fought between them. As Simon Blackburn says in his introduction, "the ground is complicated, strewn with abandoned fortresses and trenches, fought over by shifting alliances". Truth is an essential sure-footed guide through the territory, from classical to modern times. It looks at relativism and absolutism, toleration and belief, objectivity and knowledge, science and pseudo-science, and the moral and political implications, as well as the nuances, of all these.
  • Penguin Books Ltd; May 2006
  • ISBN 9780141910215
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  • Title: Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed
  • Author: Simon Blackburn
  • Imprint: Penguin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780141014258
  • 9780141910215

About The Author

Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and one of the most widely respected philosophers of our time. He is the author of many influential books, including the best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994), Think (1999) and Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics (2001). He edited the prestigious philosophy journal MIND from 1984 to 1990. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a frequent contributor to New Republic, and to discussion programmes on Radio 4 in the UK, and reviews for The Independent and The Sunday Times.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780141014258
  • 9780141910215