Saving the Differences
Essays on Themes from "Truth and Objectivity"
By (author) Crispin Wright
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Saving the Differences by Crispin Wright
Book DescriptionThe collection includes the Gareth Evans memorial lecture in which the programme of "Truth and Objectivity" was first announced, as well as all of Wright's published reactions to the extensive commentary his study provoked. It presents substantial new developments and applications of the pluralistic outlook on the realism debates proposed in "Truth and Objectivity" and further pursues its distinctive minimalist conceptions of truth and of truth-aptitude. Among the papers are discussions of coherence conceptions of truth, of Hilary Putnam's views on truth, and of the classical debate between correspondence, coherence, pragmatism and deflationary conceptions of the notion. Others are concerned with Kripke's famous argument against physicalist conceptions of sensation: the distinction between minimal truth-aptitude and cognitive command; a novel prospectus for a philosophy of vagueness; and a new proposal about the most resilient interpretation of relativism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674010772
(235mm x 155mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Crispin Wright
Reason's Proper Study, Paperback (November 2003)
Addresses fundamental questions: What is mathematics about, and, How do we know it? This work features introduction, postscript, bibliographies, and an essay on a key problem. It offers a presentation of the controversial neo-Fregean view that mathematical knowledge may be based a priori on logic and definitional abstraction principles.
Knowing Our Own Minds, Paperback (October 2000)
Self-knowledge is the focus of considerable attention from philosophers. This title gives an overview of work on the subject. It contains essays that demonstrate the special relevance of self-knowledge to a broad range of issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.
Companion to Philosophy of Language, Paperback (April 1999)
This volume provides a survey of contemporary philosophy of language. As well as providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts and debates, each essay makes new and original contributions to ongoing debate.
Truth and Objectivity, Paperback (April 1994)» View all books by Crispin Wright
Offers a perspective on the place of "realism" in philosophical inquiry. The text contains critical discussions of central concerns of realism philosophers, including "deflationary" conception of truth, internal realist truth, and scientific realism and the theoreticity of observation.
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Author Biography - Crispin Wright
Crispin Wright is Leverhulme Research Professor and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St. Andrews and is Global Distinguished Professor at New York University.
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