Episode 196: Guest Simon Blackburn on Truth (Part One)
The Cambridge/etc. prof joins Mark, Wes, and Dylan to discuss his book On Truth (2018). What is truth? Simon's view synthesizes deflationism and pragmatism to avoid relativism by fixing on the domain-specific procedures we actually engage in to establish the truth of a claim, whether in ethics, science, art, or whatever. A gift of clarity after two episodes threshing through the jungles of analytic philosophy! Don't wait for part 2! Get the full, unbroken Citizen Edition now. Keep an eye out for Wes's discussion on Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, to be released for PEL Citizens soon. Sponsors: Listen to the Hi-Phi Nation podcast at hiphination.org, and explore Peter Singer's The Life You Can Save at partiallyexaminedlife.com/savealife.