Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss philosophical approaches to truth.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the philosophy of truth. Pontius Pilate famously asked: what is truth? In the twentieth century, the nature of truth became a subject of particular interest to philosophers, but they preferred to ask a slightly different question: what does it mean to say of any particular statement that it is true? What is the difference between these two questions, and how useful is the second of them?
Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and Professor of Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities
Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London
Regius Professor of Logic at the University of Aberdeen, and Professor of Philosophy at New York University
Producer: Victoria Brignell and Luke Mulhall.
LINKS AND FURTHER READING
Helen Beebee and Julian Dodd (eds.), Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate (Oxford University Press, 2005)
Simon Blackburn, Truth: A Guide (Oxford University Press, 2007)
Simon Blackburn, Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed (Penguin, 2006)
Simon Blackburn and Keith Simmons (eds), Truth (Oxford University Press, 1999)
Michael P. Lynch, Truth as One and Many (Oxford University Press, 2009)
|Interviewed Guest||Simon Blackburn|
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