The Meaning of Truth
By (author) William James
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Meaning of Truth by William James
Book DescriptionIn this sequel to "Pragmatism", one of America's outstanding philosophers, William James (1842-1910), responds to absolutist critics - believers in immutable truth and innate or inherited knowledge who misrepresent the philosophy of pragmatism as just another form of positivism or regard it as mere egoistic solipsism. Objective truth exists, James argues, but it can only be known in terms of experience; truth isn't 'out there' waiting to be discovered. And knowledge derives from a process of inquiring in which a chain of mental and physical intermediaries connect thought and things.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573921381
(215mm x 140mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William James
Pragmatism, Paperback (February 2015)
The word pragmatism is used everywhere today, from business to sports to politics. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this title offers a corrective to modern uses of the word, since the voice that speaks in its pages embodies precisely the opposite values from the pejorative semes the word has acquired.
Will to Believe, Paperback (June 2013)» View all books by William James
Philosopher William James posits pragmatic grounds for religious belief and moral action in these ten essays, published together in 1897.
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