The Resource True to life : why truth matters, Michael P. Lynch

True to life : why truth matters, Michael P. Lynch

Label
True to life : why truth matters
Title
True to life
Title remainder
why truth matters
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Lynch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Michael Lynch argues that truth does matter, in both our personal and political lives. Lynch explains that the growing cynicism over truth stems in large part from our confusion over what truth is." "True to Life defends four simple claims : that truth is objective; that it is good to believe what is true; that truth is a goal worthy of inquiry; and that truth can be worth caring about for its own sake - not just because it gets us other things we want. In defense of these "truisms about truth," Lynch diagnoses the sources of our cynicism and argues that many contemporary theories of truth cannot adequately account for its value. He explains why we should care about truth, arguing that truth and its pursuit are part of living a happy life, important in our personal relationships and for our political values."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynch, Michael P.
Dewey number
121
Index
index present
LC call number
BD171
LC item number
.L869 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truth
  • Truth
  • Waarheid
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Wahrheit
  • Wahrhaftigkeit
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophie
  • Wahrhaftigkeit
  • Wahrheit
Label
True to life : why truth matters, Michael P. Lynch
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Truisms about truth -- Is the truth unattainable? -- Is truth relative? -- The truth hurts -- Truth as a means to an end -- Truth and the scientific image -- Truth as fiction -- Truth and happiness -- Sweet lies -- Truth and liberal democracy
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57547005
Label
True to life : why truth matters, Michael P. Lynch
Link
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Truisms about truth -- Is the truth unattainable? -- Is truth relative? -- The truth hurts -- Truth as a means to an end -- Truth and the scientific image -- Truth as fiction -- Truth and happiness -- Sweet lies -- Truth and liberal democracy
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57547005

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