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The Nature of Truth, second edition

Classic and Contemporary Perspectives

Michael P. Lynch (Editor), Jeremy Wyatt (Editor), Junyeol Kim (Editor), Nathan Kellen (Editor)

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Description

The definitive and essential collection of classic and new essays on analytic theories of truth, revised and updated, with seventeen new chapters.

The question "What is truth?" is so philosophical that it can seem rhetorical. Yet truth matters, especially in a "post-truth" society in which lies are tolerated and facts are ignored. If we want to understand why truth matters, we first need to understand what it is. The Nature of Truth offers the definitive collection of classic and contemporary essays on analytic theories of truth. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated, incorporating both historically central readings on truth's nature as well as up-to-the-moment contemporary essays. Seventeen new chapters reflect the current trajectory of research on truth.

The MIT Press, 9780262542067, 656pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2021



About the Author

Michael P. Lynch is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, where he directs the Humanities Institute. In 2019 he was awarded the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language. Jeremy Wyatt is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Junyeol Kim is Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. Nathan Kellen is Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Kansas State University.