Item #11976 Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism. Paul A. Boghossian.

Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007.

Paperback. 8" X 5 1/4". vii, 139pp. Mild creasing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

The idea that science is just one more way of knowing the world and that there are other, radically different, yet equally valid ways, has taken deep root in academia. In Fear of Knowledge, Paul Boghossian tears these relativist theories of knowledge to shreds. He argues forcefully for the intuitive, common-sense view--that the world exists independent of human opinion and that there is a way to arrive at beliefs about the world that are objectively reasonable to anyone capable of appreciating the relevant evidence, regardless of their social or cultural perspective. This short, lucid, witty book shows that philosophy provides rock-solid support for common sense against the relativists; it is provocative reading throughout the discipline and beyond.(Publisher). Very good. Item #11976
ISBN: 9780199230419

Price: $18.00