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  • Published: 23 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781846146008
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Truth: Philosophy in Transit


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In Truth, the first in a new series of easily digestible, commute-length books of original thought, internationally renowned philosopher John D. Caputo explores different notions of truth, and how we can define it today. Is truth, as for St Augustine, the same as God?

Every time you set off on a journey, you're creating a crisis in truth. 

In today's freewheeling, pluralistic, moving world, where we can travel anywhere and get information at any time, there are no certainties. 
 
Without fixed ideas, can we still love the truth?
 
In Truth, the first in a new series of easily digestible, commute-length books of original thought, internationally renowned philosopher John D. Caputo explores different notions of truth, and how we can define it today. Is truth, as for St Augustine, the same as God? Does it lie in the Reason of Descartes and Kant? Is it Derrida's idea of an event, still being made? Or, according to postmodern prophet Nietzsche, a mere ensemble of fictions and metaphors?
 
Here Caputo posits his own surprising theory of a new Enlightenment, one that draws on the ancient ideals of truth and wisdom, but embraces our on-the-go, postmodern age.

  • Pub date: 23 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781846146008
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

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