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Fernandez-Armesto shows how - at different times, in different societies - people have tried to distinguish truth from falsehood; he also exposes the basic human assumptions about truth that have informed and determined these truth-telling strategies. All truth-finding can be reduced, he argues, to a few basic types, which have always been available, but which have been combined in varying proportions. These types are still useful. They can help us survive contemporary uncertainty and rebuild life after doubt.

ISBN: 9780312274948

Published Date: January 1, 2001

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

Page Count: 257

Size: 8.50" l x 5.49" w x 0.66"