Following Conversations on Religion (Continuum 2008), here is a fascinating line up of original interviews tackling one of today’s most vexing issues – that of truth. These discussions explore the question of what truth is, and what role it has in private, public, political and scientific discourses. Some thinkers, see truth as something concrete and immutable, others believe that it is an essentially meaningless concept. And for many contributors it is the practical application of truth which engages them. Each fascinating chapter explores the subject from a new angle, including Nick Davies and Peter Wilby’s view on truth in the media, Prof. Martin Kusch’s reflections in relation to science and Mary Warnock’s consideration of truth in the context of ethics and art. Other contributors include Mary Midgely, Noam Chomsky and A. C. Grayling. This is a book of quite exceptional interest and importance.
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Conversations on Truth with:
Simon Blackburn, Gregory Chaitin, Noam Chomsky, Nick Davies, Richard J Evans, A.C. Grayling, Bruce Houlder QC, John Humphrys, Dan Hind, Martin Kusch, Mary Midgely, Peter Oborne, David Livingstone Smith, Mary Warnock, Peter Wilby
Mick Gordon, Mick Gordon is an international award-winning theatre director. He has been Associate Director at the National Theatre and Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre, and he is the founding director of On Theatre.
Chris Wilkinson, Chris Wilkinson studied Theology at Cambridge University, UK. He is a theatre director and an award-winning arts journalist. He has written for The Scotsman, The Financial Times, Prospect Magazine and The Guardian.
“Covering some fascinating topics, this engaging volume brings together highly acclaimed philosophers … Together the contributors illuminate the practical nature of truth while offering a lively and rich debate.” – Good Book Guide