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Truth and the End of Inquiry: A Peircean Account of Truth. Oxford Philosphical Monographs. C.J. Misak

Truth and the End of Inquiry: A Peircean Account of Truth. Oxford Philosphical Monographs.

C.J. Misak

Published January 11th 2010
ISBN : 9781281989109
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210 pages
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C.S.Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, argued that truth is what we would agree upon, were inquiry to be pursued as far as it could fruitfully go. In this book, C.J.Misak argues for and elucidates the pragmatic account of truth, paying attention bothMoreC.S.Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, argued that truth is what we would agree upon, were inquiry to be pursued as far as it could fruitfully go. In this book, C.J.Misak argues for and elucidates the pragmatic account of truth, paying attention both to Peirces texts and to the requirements of a suitable account of truth. An important argument of the book is that we must be sensitive to the difference between offering a definition of truth and engaging in a distinctively pragmatic project. The pragmatic project spells out the relationship between truth and inquiry- it articulates the consequences of a statements being true. The existence of a distinct pragmatic enterprise has implications for the status of the pragmatic account of truth and for the way in which philosophy should be conducted.