Truth: A History and a Guide for the Perplexed / Edition 1

Truth: A History and a Guide for the Perplexed / Edition 1

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by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312274947

ISBN-13: 2900312274947

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Fernandez-Armesto shows how - at different times, in different societies - people have tried to distinguish truth from falsehood; he also exposes the basic human assumptions about truth that have informed and determined these truth-telling strategies. All truth-finding can be reduced, he argues, to a few basic types, which have always been available, but which have…  See more details below

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Fernandez-Armesto shows how - at different times, in different societies - people have tried to distinguish truth from falsehood; he also exposes the basic human assumptions about truth that have informed and determined these truth-telling strategies. All truth-finding can be reduced, he argues, to a few basic types, which have always been available, but which have been combined in varying proportions. These types are still useful. They can help us survive contemporary uncertainty and rebuild life after doubt.

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ISBN-13:
2900312274947
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1The Hairy Ball - Teeth Optional9
2The God in the Saddle46
3The Cage of Wild Birds82
4The Dream of the Butterfly120
5The Death of Conviction161
6Life After Doubt203
Notes230
Index250

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Truth: A History and a Guide for the Perplexed 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Overtly erudite, with blatant errors of logic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here and beyond