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 The Endless Quest and Perfect Knowledge: Searching and Certainty

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Joseph built the church on the foundation of dialogic revelation, physical artifacts, testable historical claims, and the promise of spiritual certainty. Truth claims are absolute and categorical. At ... More


In Defence of Convention T

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

As in Essay 4, Davidson rehearses the demands for an acceptable theory of meaning, and stresses the demand that the stock of concepts used by metalanguage in which the truth theory is stated extends ... More


Nation in Spiritual Quest: Aurobindo and the Gita

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores Sri Aurobindo's spiritual reading and understanding of the Bhagavadgita. Aurobindo felt that the Bhagavadgita could easily lend itself for the justification of violence in the ... 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 Possibility of Error

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224838
eISBN:
9780823284887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224838.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter considers the possibility of error, the actual existence of those conditions that make error possible. It elaborates the notion that the conditions that determine the logical possibility ... More


Christianity and Democratisation: From Pious Subjects to Critical Participants

John Anderson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077388
eISBN:
9781781702000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077388.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book examines the contribution of different Christian traditions to the waves of democratisation that have swept various parts of the world in recent decades, offering an historical overview of ... More


M. Hiriyanna, “The Problem of Truth” (1930)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents Mysore Hiriyanna's 1930 essay, “The Problem of Truth,” in which he tackles the nature of absolute truth in relation to the logical aspect of knowledge. Hiriyanna is best known ... More


The Language of God

William Egginton

in In Defense of Religious Moderation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148788
eISBN:
9780231520966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148788.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides an overview of the belief in the possibility of absolute truth, saying that resistance to such dogma cannot be painted as the work of a rationalist tradition against the ... More


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