Searle and Foucault on Truth

Searle and Foucault on Truth

by C. G. Prado
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521855233

ISBN-13: 9780521855235

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The analytic impression of Michel Foucault is of a radical relativist whose views on truth entail linguistic idealism. C.G. Prado's book lays this misperception to rest, showing analytic philosophers that Foucault's ideas about truth are defensible and merit serious attention, while also demonstrating to Continental philosophers that Searle's ideas about truth can

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Overview

The analytic impression of Michel Foucault is of a radical relativist whose views on truth entail linguistic idealism. C.G. Prado's book lays this misperception to rest, showing analytic philosophers that Foucault's ideas about truth are defensible and merit serious attention, while also demonstrating to Continental philosophers that Searle's ideas about truth can not be ignored. Prado rebuts the analytic impression of Michel Foucault as a radical relativist whose views on truth entail denial of the objective world, and demonstrates that Foucault is not only a realist, but also much closer than many imagine to John Searle and Donald Davidson, both model analytic thinkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521855235
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Polar opposites; 2. Searle; 3. Foucault; 4. Truth, reality, and confirmation; 5. Truth and realism.

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