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When Truth Gives Out by Mark Richard


When Truth Gives Out will be of interest not only to philosophers who work on language, ethics, knowledge, or logic, but to any thoughtful person who has wondered what it is, or isn't, for something to be true.

Is the point of belief and assertion invariably to think or say something true? Is the truth of a belief or assertion absolute, or is it only relative to human interests?


  • The most controversial topic in philosophy today: relativism
  • Fascinating for anyone who cares about what is, or isn't, true
  • Of interest across central areas of philosophy
  • An original contribution by leading philosopher of language
  • Lucid and lively--a good read
About the Author(s)

Mark Richard is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Tufts University. He is the author of Propositional Attitudes and the editor of Meaning . Meaning in Context , a collection of his papers, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.


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