More recent theories claim that the concept of truth is of no real importance. Lynch argues against both these extremes: truth is a functional property whose function can be performed in more than one way.
Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
What is truth? Michael Lynch defends a bold new answer to this question. Traditional theories hold that all truths are true in the same way. More recent theories claim that the concept of truth is of no real importance. Lynch argues against both these extremes: truth is a functional property whose function can be performed in more than one way.
That one person could come up with an outlandish claim is certainly understandable, and it is even understandable how several people attending the same ...
Author: Patrick T. Rhoads
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The skepticism holding sway in our public society practically screams that one cannot be serious and also be Christian. This work exposes the lie to such skepticism. This book adopts the scientific method to demonstrate the underlying facts recorded in the Gospels. The arguments rely solely upon reason and objective criteria to substantiate their conclusions. This fast-paced work by a nuclear engineering executive with more than thirty-five years of experience will defy expectations. Rigorous and systematic, this apologetic work is curated with verve, energy, and wit. It will pique the interests of academics and lay audience alike by answering these questions: -Why is the resurrection a necessary but not sufficient condition for the rise of Christianity? -Who founded Christianity? Hint: it was not Saint Paul, as many suppose. -Why did the church retain all of the Hebrew Bible, even though only a small fraction pertains directly to the New Testament? -How does the church rectify the necessity of justice with the virtue of mercy? -Why did his first followers call Jesus the Christ while fully aware that he did not satisfy the expectations of the Christ in the Hebrew Bible? At the end of the book, readers will ask the same question about Jesus that Jesus asked of the apostles, "Who do you say that I am?"
Author: Lorne W.P VanderwoudePublish On: 2016-06-24
How can the same Holy Spirit come up with so many different slants of how we are to look at the Bible and the teachings which ... There is only one truth.
Author: Lorne W.P Vanderwoude
There seems to be so many doctrines out there. This is my story and my journey to how I came to the real truth amidst so many doctrines that are out here in this world. There are so many doctrines but there is only one Holy Spirit. I believe to have the answer to why there are so many doctrines out there in the Christian world. I will share with you my story of how I got involved in the Christian faith and my understanding of the various doctrines which are out there in the Christian world today. I do invite every person who has the desire to find out what the real truth is, to join me on my journey and hear my story along with my understanding of the real truth in various doctrines in the Christian faith. I do ask you that you let Christ be the judge of what I believe and Christ alone. I do dare you to come for the ride of your life. I am sure that you will not regret your decision to join us for this adventure.
This book is an inquiry into the philosophical concern with truth as one joint subject in philosophy of language and metaphysics and presents a theory of truth, substantive perspectivism (SP).
Author: Bo Mou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
I have been thinking about the philosophical issue of truth for more than two decades. It is one of several fascinating philosophical issues that motivated me to change my primary re ective interest to philosophy after receiving BS in mathem- ics in 1982. Some serious academic work in this connection started around the late eighties when I translated into Chinese a dozen of Donald Davidson’s representative essays on truth and meaning and when I assumed translator for Adam Morton who gave a series of lectures on the issue in Beijing (1988), which was co-sponsored by my then institution (Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Science). I have loved the issue both for its own sake (as one speci c major issue in the phil- ophy of language and metaphysics) and for the sake of its signi cant involvement in many philosophical issues in different subjects of philosophy. Having been attracted to the analytic approach, I was then interested in looking at the issue both from the points of view of classical Chinese philosophy and Marxist philosophy, two major styles or frameworks of doing philosophy during that time in China, and from the point of view of contemporary analytic philosophy, which was then less recognized in the Chinese philosophical circle.
And so like many of those exaggerated claims with which we live, the dismissal ... and he argued that while we need not focus on truth, truth is one of the ...
Author: Jeremy Elkins
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Political Science
Political theorists Jeremy Elkins and Andrew Norris observe that American political culture is deeply ambivalent about truth. On the one hand, voices on both the left and right make confident appeals to the truth of claims about the status of the market in public life and the role of scientific evidence and argument in public life, human rights, and even religion. On the other hand, there is considerable anxiety that such appeals threaten individualism and political plurality. This anxiety, Elkins and Norris contend, has perhaps been greatest in the humanities and in political theory, where many have responded by either rejecting or neglecting the whole topic of truth. The essays in this volume question whether democratic politics requires discussion of truth and, if so, how truth should matter to democratic politics. While individual essays approach the subject from different angles, the volume as a whole suggests that the character of our politics depends in part on what kinds of truthful inquiries it promotes and how it deals with various kinds of disputes about truth. The contributors to the volume, including prominent political and legal theorists, philosophers, and intellectual historians, argue that these are important political and not merely theoretical questions.
It seems appropriate to call them interpretations of the subject, as an interpretation is one of several possible accounts which can be given of a subject, ...
Author: C. Behan McCullagh
Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how all historians, confined by the concepts and forms of argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past. The Truth of History presents a study of various historical explanations and interpretations and evaluates their success as accounts of the past. C. Behan McCullagh contests that the variety of historical interpretations and subjectivity does not exclude the possibility of their truth. Through an examination of the constraints of history, the author argues that although historical descriptions do not mirror the past they can correlate with it in a regular and definable way. Far from debating in the abstract and philosophical only, the author beds his argument in numerous illuminating concrete historical examples. The Truth of History explores a new position between the two extremes of believing that history perfectly represents the past and that history can tell us nothing true of the past.
The truth as disclosed by rationality is a double-edged sword of liberation and ... Saving it from self-interest (as merely one opinion among many) and from ...
Author: Stuart Weierter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
This book critically appraises the renovation of politics by way of social science. It recovers what is lost with this restructuring, by offering a deeper consideration of the challenge posed by truth to politics.
For why would God say to fulfill the earth and become many, if he didn't have a plan in mind that he knew would work? One of things I have learned is this; ...
Author: Charlene Murray
Quest For The Truth is a 39-chapter book that tells us the truth about God, His Kingdom, and also what Satan and the demons are doing to us all. This book reveals how to discern Satan from God, and also demons from honorable angels. If you are one of the ones, whom are experiencing pain in your life or one of the ones whom wants greater happiness, then greater discernment is the key, and Quest For The Truth is the book that is the stepping-stone towards that goal. God has blessed this book, so He can give a deeper insight into the very meaning of what is written in the bible. Giving it in a way that shows his loving-kindness towards us all. See, we all have a left side that is sinful, and a right side that is righteous, however, in this book you will be shown the load that you are carrying from the left and also from the right. The load that you are carrying may be too heavy for you to carry and if it is, this book will show you how to remove any load that is too hard for you to bear. If you have any comments and questions, visit us at www.myspace.com/quest for the truth1
Author: L. William CountrymanPublish On: 2003-10-01
... When that one , the Spirit of truth , comes , it will lead you in all truth ... a conversation within the community of faith , one in which many voices ...
Author: L. William Countryman
Publisher: A&C Black
Using the model of "reading other people's mail," L. William Countryman proposes that we read the letters of the New Testament as an ongoing conversation between the text itself and the modern interpreter and the community.