A Farewell to Truth

; William McCuaig (Oversetter) ; Robert T. Valgenti (Forord)

In this book, Gianni Vattimo engages with the important consequences for democracy of our changing conception of politics and truth, such as a growing reluctance to ground politics in science, economics, and technology. Les mer
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In this book, Gianni Vattimo engages with the important consequences for democracy of our changing conception of politics and truth, such as a growing reluctance to ground politics in science, economics, and technology. Yet in his conception, a farewell to truth can be a benefit to democracy by exposing the unspoken issues that underlie all objective claims. The end of absolute truth also challenges the legitimacy of policies based on perceived objective necessities-protecting the free market, for example, even if it devastates certain groups or classes. Vattimo calls for a truth that is constructed with consensus and a respect for the liberty of all. By taking into account the cultural paradigms of others, a more "truthful" society-freer and more democratic-becomes possible.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword, by Robert T. Valgenti Introduction 1. Beyond the Myth of Objective Truth 2. The Future of Religion 3. The End of Philosophy Notes Bibliography

Om forfatteren

Gianni Vattimo is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Turin and a member of the European Parliament. His books with Columbia University Press include The Responsibility of the Philosopher; Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith: A Dialogue; Not Being God: A Collaborative Autobiography; Art's Claim to Truth; After the Death of God (with John D. Caputo); Dialogue with Nietzsche; The Future of Religion (with Richard Rorty); Nihilism and Emancipation: Ethics, Politics, and Law; and After Christianity. Robert T. Valgenti is assistant professor of philosophy at Lebanon Valley College. He specializes in continental philosophy, hermeneutics, and Italian philosophy. William McCuaig is the translator of many books by Gianni Vattimo, including The Responsibility of the Philosopher; Christianity, Truth, and Weakening Faith: A Dialogue; Not Being God: A Collaborative Autobiography; and Dialogue with Nietzsche.