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Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Jeremy Barris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Sometimes Always True aims to resolve three connected problems. First, we need an undogmatic pluralist standpoint in political theory, epistemology, and metaphysics. But genuine pluralism suffers ... More


Comparing Different Cultural or Theoretical Frameworks: Davidson, Rorty, and the Nature of Truth

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In comparing very different cultural, theoretical, or methodological standpoints, the nature of truth itself becomes a problem. If the standpoints have different conceptions of truth, a comparative ... More


The Logic of Genuine Political Pluralism and Oscar Wilde’s Artificiality of Wit and Style

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter argues that the artificiality of Oscar Wilde’s wit and style exemplifies the logic and method of genuine, undogmatic political pluralism in a deeply consistent and illuminating way. The ... More


The Formal Structure of Metaphysics and The Importance of Being Earnest

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter argues, first, that metaphysical thought at its deepest has a pluralist formal structure. One frequent aim of metaphysics is to understand the world as a whole. We cannot gain such a ... More


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Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter discusses what it is or means to have an overview or general sense of the kind of situation where there are simultaneously relevant but wholly mutually exclusive frameworks of ... More


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