Truth, Politics, Morality: Pragmatism and Deliberation

Routledge (2000)
Can we criticize those who hold beliefs which are likely to be wrong? Or must we abandon notions of truth and objectivity and claim that certain beliefs are best for us while incompatible beliefs are best for others? Truth, Politics, Morality addresses this crucial issue and its implications for democracy by arguing that the notion of truth ought to be returned to the center of moral and political philosophy. Cheryl Misak persuasively makes a case for a certain kind of pragmatism in which a true belief is one that could not be improved by inquiry, nor defeated by experience or argument. Her compelling discussion makes sense of the idea that, despite conflict, pluralism, and the expression of difference, our moral and political beliefs aim at truth and can be subject to justified criticism.
Keywords Truth  Political science Philosophy  Ethics  Pragmatism  Inquiry (Theory of knowledge
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Call number BD171.M515 2000
ISBN(s) 0415140358   9780415140355  
DOI 10.1093/mind/110.439.796
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