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Of Reality - The Purposes of Philosophy (Paperback): Gianni Vattimo

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Of Reality - The Purposes of Philosophy (Paperback)

Gianni Vattimo; Translated by Robert T. Valgenti

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We think it is wise to accept reality, rather than fight for something that does not exist or might never be. But in Of Reality, Gianni Vattimo condemns this complacency, with its implicit support of the status quo. Instead he urges us to never stop questioning, contrasting, or overcoming reality, which is not natural, inevitable, or objective. Reality is a construct, reflecting, among other things, our greed, biases, and tendencies toward violence. It is no accident, Vattimo argues, that the call to embrace reality has emerged at a time when the inequalities of liberal capitalism are at their most extreme. Developed from his popular Gifford Lectures, this book advances a critical approach that recovers our interpretive powers and native skepticism toward normative claims. Though he recognizes his ideas invite charges of relativism, the philosopher counters with a discussion of truth, highlighting its longstanding ties to history and social circumstance. Truth is always contingent and provisional, and reason and reasonableness are bound to historical context. Truth is therefore never objective, and resistance to reality is our best hope to defeat the indifference that threatens the scope of freedom and democracy.

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Imprint: Columbia University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2017
Authors: Gianni Vattimo
Translators: Robert T. Valgenti
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-0-231-16697-3
Languages: English
Subtitles: Italian
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Philosophy of language
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Translation & interpretation
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LSN: 0-231-16697-4
Barcode: 9780231166973

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