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Meaning of Truth
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The Meaning of Truth

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Meaning of Truth by William James

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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9781573921381
ISBN-10: 1573921386
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 140mm x 27mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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