Truth: Engagements Across Philosophical Traditions / Edition 1

Truth: Engagements Across Philosophical Traditions / Edition 1

by David Wood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405115491

ISBN-13: 9781405115490

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Setting the stage with a selection of readings from important nineteenth century philosophers, this reader on truth puts in conversation some of the main philosophical figures from the twentieth century in the analytic, continental, and pragmatist traditions.

  • Focuses on the value or normativity of truth through exposing the dialogues between

Overview

Setting the stage with a selection of readings from important nineteenth century philosophers, this reader on truth puts in conversation some of the main philosophical figures from the twentieth century in the analytic, continental, and pragmatist traditions.

  • Focuses on the value or normativity of truth through exposing the dialogues between different schools of thought

  • Features philosophical figures from the twentieth century in the analytic, continental, and pragmatist traditions

  • Topics addressed include the normative relation between truth and subjectivity, consensus, art, testimony, power, and critique

  • Includes essays by Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, James, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Wittgenstein, Levinas, Arendt, Foucault, Rorty, Davidson, Habermas, Derrida, and many others

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405115490
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Blackwell Readings in Continental Philosophy Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

General Introduction.

Part I. The Value of Truth: “Revaluing our highest values”.

Introduction.

1. Friedrich Nietzsche On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense.

2. William James Pragmatism’s Conception of Truth.

Suggested Reading.

Part II. Representation, Subjectivity, and Intersubjectivity.

Introduction.

3. Soren Kierkegaard Truth, Subjectivity and Communication.

4. Ludwig Wittgenstein Remarks on Truth.

5. Donald Davidson Truth and Meaning.

6. Hilary Putnam The Face of Cognition.

Suggested Reading.

Part III. Truth, Consensus, and Transcendence.

Introduction.

7. Richard Rorty Representation, Social Practice, and Truth.

8. Jurgen Habermas Richard Rorty’s Pragmatic Turn.

9. John McDowell Towards Rehabilitating Objectivity.

10. Paul Feyerabend Notes on Relativism.

Suggested Reading.

Part IV. Non-Propositional Truth: Language, Art and World.

Introduction.

11. Gianni Vattimo The Truth of Hermeneutics (with additional remarks).

12. Joseph Margolis Relativism and Cultural Relativity.

13. Maurice Merleau-Ponty Perception and Truth (with additional remarks).

14. Jacques Derrida The End of the Book and the Beginning of Writing.

Suggested Reading.

Part V. Disclosure and Testimony.

Introduction.

15. Edmund Husserl Self-Evidence and Truth (with additional remarks).

16. Martin Heidegger On the Essence of Truth (with additional remarks).

17. Emmanuel Levinas Truth of Disclosure and Truth of Testimony.

18. Catherine Z. Elgin Word Giving, Word Taking.

Suggested Reading.

Part VI. Truth and Power.

Introduction.

19. Hannah Arendt Truth in Politics.

20. Michel Foucault The Discourse on Language (with additional remarks).

21. Linda Alcoff Reclaiming Truth.

Suggested Reading.

Part VII. A Supplement: Radicalizations of Truth.

22. An essay perforated with short excerpts from Žižek, Butler, Irigaray, Baudrillard and Deleuze.

Suggested Reading.

Primary Sources.

Index

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