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This challenging and original book illuminates what Felipe Fernández-Armesto considers to be the unique predicament of our times: That our society has come to lose faith and interest in the reality and search for truth. We need, he argues, a new way of understanding and identifying truth which can survive in the postmodern era. By examining how people throughout history and across the world have tried to distinguish truth from falsehood, Fernández-Armesto places our current crisis in context, and offers a fresh approach to tackling the quest for truth.

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Written by a renowned Oxford historian, this fascinating volume presents a global history of truth. Sharp and authoritative, Truth manages to touch every period of human experience; it leaps from truth-telling technologies of "primitive" societies to the private mental worlds of great philosophers; from spiritualism to science and from New York to New Guinea. In clear, lucid prose, this little book takes on an enormous subject and makes it understandable to anyone.

About the Author

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto has been a member of the Modern History Faculty of Oxford University since 1983. His many previous works include Columbus and Millennium.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312274948
Author:
Armesto, Felipe Fernandez
Author:
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Thought and thinking
Subject:
Truth
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Thought and thinking -- History.
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.622 in

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Written by a renowned Oxford historian, this fascinating volume presents a global history of truth. Sharp and authoritative, Truth manages to touch every period of human experience; it leaps from truth-telling technologies of "primitive" societies to the private mental worlds of great philosophers; from spiritualism to science and from New York to New Guinea. In clear, lucid prose, this little book takes on an enormous subject and makes it understandable to anyone.

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