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Truth in Context: An Essay on Pluralism and Objectivity

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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 1999

Academic debates about pluralism and truth have become increasingly polarized in recent years. One side embraces extreme relativism, deeming any talk of objective truth as philosophically naive. The opposition, frequently arguing that any sort of relativism leads to nihilism, insists on an objective notion of truth according to w
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 27th 2001 by MIT Press (MA) (first published December 1st 1998)
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Sep 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
This is a strange but intriguing little book. It’s written in a breezy style that doesn’t stop to examine all the usual technical controversies. Sometimes that’s infuriating, but other times it’s totally refreshing. Lynch's goal is to show that you can be a kind of minimal realist while being a “pluralist”—someone who holds that all propositions and facts are relative to some conceptual scheme.

Briefly, a worry about Lynch's view:

Lynch wants to distinguish his pluralist view, which involves the
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دیوید لینج در این کتاب یک ادعای کلی دارد: پلورالیسم مبتنی بر شمای مفهومی قابل جمع است با نگاه رئالیستی به صدق. منظور از نگاه رئالیستی هم چیزی شبیه نظریهی مطابقت صدق است (البته صرفا شبیه این نظریه ولی تفاوتهایی دارد).

یکی از کارهای خوب لینچ این است که در فصلی مجزا به معنای شمای مفهومی میپردازد. متأسفانه توی فلسفه اشارههای زیادی به شمای مفهومی میشود اما اینکه حقیقتا شمای مفهومی چیست، بحث خاصی نشده است. اما اینجا لینچ سه دیدگاه را لیست میکند: دیدگاه کانتی، دیدگاه کواینی و دیدگاه ویتگنشتاینی و نهایتا
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