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PHIL 5582 Truth and Pragmatism (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

“What is truth?” Pontius Pilate asks Jesus. If Jesus were a pragmatist, he would have replied that truth is the fated end of inquiry…or what would be believed after a sufficiently long and rigorous process of inquiry…or maybe he would reply that truth is what your colleagues will let you get away with. This course examines classical and contemporary versions of the pragmatic theory of truth, beginning with Charles S. Peirce and William James and then moving to Richard Rorty, Cheryl Misak, and Huw Price, among others.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Richard K. Atkins

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 19-Feb-15