TRUTH AND TRUTHFULNESS

Download Truth And Truthfulness ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to TRUTH AND TRUTHFULNESS book pdf for free now.

Truth And Truthfulness

Author : Bernard Williams
ISBN : 9781400825141
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 21.93 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 877
Read : 542

What does it mean to be truthful? What role does truth play in our lives? What do we lose if we reject truthfulness? No philosopher is better suited to answer these questions than Bernard Williams. Writing with his characteristic combination of passion and elegant simplicity, he explores the value of truth and finds it to be both less and more than we might imagine. Modern culture exhibits two attitudes toward truth: suspicion of being deceived (no one wants to be fooled) and skepticism that objective truth exists at all (no one wants to be naive). This tension between a demand for truthfulness and the doubt that there is any truth to be found is not an abstract paradox. It has political consequences and signals a danger that our intellectual activities, particularly in the humanities, may tear themselves to pieces. Williams's approach, in the tradition of Nietzsche's genealogy, blends philosophy, history, and a fictional account of how the human concern with truth might have arisen. Without denying that we should worry about the contingency of much that we take for granted, he defends truth as an intellectual objective and a cultural value. He identifies two basic virtues of truth, Accuracy and Sincerity, the first of which aims at finding out the truth and the second at telling it. He describes different psychological and social forms that these virtues have taken and asks what ideas can make best sense of them today. Truth and Truthfulness presents a powerful challenge to the fashionable belief that truth has no value, but equally to the traditional faith that its value guarantees itself. Bernard Williams shows us that when we lose a sense of the value of truth, we lose a lot both politically and personally, and may well lose everything.
Category: Philosophy

Ethics

Author : Nicolai Hartmann
ISBN : 0415295718
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 83.44 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 507
Read : 966

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Philosophy

Moral Values

Author : Hartmann, Nicolai
ISBN : 1412829062
Genre : Ethics
File Size : 76.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 680
Read : 763

Category: Ethics

Frankfurt School

Author : J. M. Bernstein
ISBN : 0415058589
Genre : Critical theory
File Size : 41.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 275
Read : 240

The Frankfurt School' refers to the members associated with the "Institut fur Sozialforschung (Institute for Social Research) " which was founded in Frankfurt in 1923. The work of this group is generally agreed to have been a landmark in twentieth century social science. It is of seminal importance in our understanding of culture, progress, politics, production, consumption and method. This set of six volumes provides a full picture of the School by examining the important developments that have occured since the deaths of the original core of Frankfurt scholars. All the major figures--Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Benjamin--are represented. In particular, the important post-war work of Jurgen Habermas is fully assessed. The collection also covers the work of many of the minor figures associated with the School who have been unfairly neglected in the past, resulting in the most complete survey and guide to the "oeuvre" of the Frankfurt School.
Category: Critical theory

Ethics

Author : Hartmann, Nicolai
ISBN : 9781317852766
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 69.60 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 598
Read : 1270

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Philosophy

Nietzsche Truth And Transformation

Author : K. Mitcheson
ISBN : 9781137357069
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 90.3 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 173
Read : 629

Providing a novel interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophical method, Nietzsche, Truth and Transformation addresses the philosophical problem of on what basis, if knowledge is always from a perspective, one can criticise modern humanity and culture, and how such critique can be actively responded to.
Category: Philosophy

The Heart Of Things

Author : A.C. Grayling
ISBN : 9780297865643
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 89.47 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 789
Read : 1165

The new bestseller from one of Britain's most pre-eminent philosophers and arguably the best known, A.C. Grayling Everyone wishes to live a life that is satisfying and fulfilling, in which there is achievement and pleasure, and which has the respect of people one, in turn, respects. And one of the fundamentals to living such a life is to reflect on the choices we make. In this new collection, A.C. Grayling invites the reader into a conversation with ideas. From personal questions about happiness and quality of life to wider public concerns such as war and democracy, these essays provide a springboard to thought and to exploring what is best about the human heart and mind.
Category: Philosophy

Picasso And Truth

Author : T. J. Clark
ISBN : 9780691157412
Genre : Art
File Size : 69.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 448
Read : 363

"Picasso and Truth" offers a breathtaking and original new look at the most significant artist of the modern era. From Pablo Picasso's early "The Blue Room" to the later "Guernica", eminent art historian T. J. Clark offers a striking reassessment of the artist's paintings from the 1920s and 1930s. Why was the space of a room so basic to Picasso's worldview? And what happened to his art when he began to feel that room-space become too confined--too little exposed to the catastrophes of the twentieth century? Clark explores the role of space and the interior, and the battle between intimacy and monstrosity, in Picasso's art. Based on the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts delivered at the National Gallery of Art, this lavishly illustrated volume remedies the biographical and idolatrous tendencies of most studies on Picasso, reasserting the structure and substance of the artist's work. With compelling insight, Clark focuses on three central works--the large-scale "Guitar and Mandolin on a Table" (1924), "The Three Dancers" (1925), and "The Painter and His Model" (1927)--and explores Picasso's answer to Nietzsche's belief that the age-old commitment to truth was imploding in modern European culture. Masterful in its historical contextualization, "Picasso and Truth" rescues Picasso from the celebrity culture that trivializes his accomplishments and returns us to the tragic vision of his art--humane and appalling, naive and difficult, in mourning for a lost nineteenth century, yet utterly exposed to the hell of Europe between the wars.
Category: Art

The Stories We Are

Author : William Randall
ISBN : 9781442617674
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 45.47 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 809
Read : 1127

From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of “story” our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole. In The Stories We Are, William Lowell Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on the range of storytelling styles through which people compose their lives. In doing so, he draws on a variety of fields, including psychology, psychotherapy, theology, philosophy, feminist theory, and literary theory. Using categories like plot, character, point of view, and style, Randall plays with the possibility that we each make sense of the events of our lives to the extent that we weave them into our own unfolding novel, as simultaneously its author, narrator, main character, and reader. In the process, he offers us a unique perspective on features of our day-to-day world such as secrecy, self-deception, gossip, prejudice, intimacy, maturity, and the proverbial “art of living.” First published in 1995, this second edition of The Stories We Are includes a new preface and afterword by the author that offer insight into his argument and evolution as a scholar, as well as an illuminating foreword by Ruthellen Josselson.
Category: Social Science