Truth: Engagements Across Philosophical Traditions

Truth: Engagements Across Philosophical Traditions

Editor(s): José Medina, David Wood

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405115490

Online ISBN: 9780470776407

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776407

About this Book

Setting the stage with a selection of readings from important nineteenth century philosophers, this reader on truth puts in conversation some of the main philosophical figures from the twentieth century in the analytic, continental, and pragmatist traditions.


  • Focuses on the value or normativity of truth through exposing the dialogues between different schools of thought



  • Features philosophical figures from the twentieth century in the analytic, continental, and pragmatist traditions



  • Topics addressed include the normative relation between truth and subjectivity, consensus, art, testimony, power, and critique



  • Includes essays by Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, James, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Wittgenstein, Levinas, Arendt, Foucault, Rorty, Davidson, Habermas, Derrida, and many others

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: The Value of Truth: “Revaluing our Highest Values”

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  2. Part 2: Representation, Subjectivity, and Intersubjectivity

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  3. Part 3: Truth, Consensus, and Transcendence

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  4. Part 4: Non-Propositional Truth: Language, Art, and World

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  5. Part 5: Disclosure and Testimony

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  6. Part 6: Truth and Power

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  7. Part 7: A Supplement: Radicalizations of Truth

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