Description - The Nature of Truth by Michael P. Lynch
A collection of twentieth-century essays on the nature of truth. "What is truth?" has long been the philosophical question par excellence. The Nature of Truth collects in one volume the twentieth century's most influential philosophical work on the subject. The coverage strikes a balance between classic works and the leading edge of current philosophical research. The essays center around two questions: Does truth have an underlying nature? And if so, what sort of nature does it have? Thus the book discusses both traditional and deflationary theories of truth, as well as phenomenological, postmodern, and pluralist approaches to the problem. The essays are organized by theory. Each of the seven sections opens with a detailed introduction that not only discusses the essays in that section but relates them to other relevant essays in the book. Eleven of the essays are previously unpublished or substantially revised. The book also includes suggestions for further reading.
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Author Biography - Michael P. Lynch
Michael P. Lynch is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College. He is the author of Truth in Context (MIT Press, 1998).