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Rethinking Truth 2nd Edition

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What is truth? Can it be discovered objectively, as science claims? Or is truth a created, highly contested and changing entity, lasting but a moment? Is there more than one truth? Do we pursue truth or does it pursue us? Why have people sacrificed their lives for it? What is it about truth that can elicit such reactions? In Rethinking truth, the authors reflect on the philosophies of: • Logical empiricism and empiricism • Critical rationalism • Critical theory • Existentialism • Systems theory • Feminism • African philosophy • Hermeneutics • Postmodernism • Nihilism In this interactive, accessible text, the authors examine the concept of truth as propounded by these philosophies, as well as their practical applications, then go on to give their own responses to the issues raised. Finally, readers are asked to reflect critically on what truth means to them.

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