David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (2006)
Barry Taylor's book mounts a major new argument against one of the fundamental tenets of much contemporary philosophy, the idea that we can make sense of reality as existing objectively, independently of our capacities to come to know it. He concludes that there is no defensible notion of truth which preserves the theses of traditional realism, nor any extant position sufficiently true to the ideals of that doctrine to inherit its title. In presenting his case Taylor engages with many key works of contemporary metaphysics, semantics, and philosophical logic, so his book will be of interest to a broad spectrum of scholars and students.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$9.00 used (91% off) $56.86 new (41% off) $59.85 direct from Amazon (38% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B835.T37 2006|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Jamin Asay (2013). Three Paradigms of Scientific Realism: A Truthmaking Account. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27 (1):1-21.
Ghislain Guigon (2014). Overall Similarity, Natural Properties, and Paraphrases. Philosophical Studies 167 (2):387-399.
Similar books and articles
Howard Sankey (2001). Scientific Realism: An Elaboration and a Defence. Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 98 (98):35-54.
William Newton-Smith (1988). Modest Realism. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:179 - 189.
Robert R. McConnell (1990). Disappearance of the Truth and Realism in Television Criticism. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 5 (3):191 – 202.
Susan Haack (1987). Realism. Synthese 73 (2):275 - 299.
Patrick Greenough & Michael P. Lynch (eds.) (2006). Truth and Realism. Oxford University Press.
Manuel Bremer (2008). The Logic of Truth in Paraconsistent Internal Realism. Studia Philosophica Estonica 1 (1):76-83.
Cory D. Wright & Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen (eds.) (2010). New Waves in Truth. Palgrave Macmillan.
Neil Tennant (1987). Anti-Realism and Logic: Truth as Eternal. Oxford University Press.
David Davies (1987). Horwich on 'Semantic' and 'Metaphysical' Realism. Philosophy of Science 54 (4):539-557.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads63 ( #30,278 of 1,692,194 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #59,665 of 1,692,194 )
How can I increase my downloads?