Searle and Foucault on Truth by C. G. Prado
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Searle and Foucault on Truth

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Searle and Foucault on Truth by C. G. Prado

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This book compares John Searle and Michel Foucault's radically opposed views on truth in order to demonstrate the need for invigorating cross-fertilization between the analytic and Continental philosophical traditions. By pressing beyond familiar cliches about analytic philosophy and postmodernism, a surprising convergence of Searle and Foucault's thought on truth emerge. The analytic impression of Foucault is of a radical relativist whose views on truth entail linguistic idealism. Searle himself has contributed to this impression through his aggressive critique of postmodern thinkers, especially Derrida. Prado lays this misperception to rest, showing analytic philosophers that Foucault's ideas about truth are defensible and merit serious attention, while also demonstrating to Continental philosophers that Searle's cannot be ignored.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521855235
ISBN-10: 0521855233
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 198
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - C. G. Prado

C. G. Prado is Professor Emeritus in the Philosophy Department at Queen's University, Ontario. A recipient of grants and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Council, and Queen's University, he is the author and editor of many articles and books, including A House Divided: Comparing Analytic and Continental Philosophers and Illusions of Faith: A Critique of Noncredal Religions.

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