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Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy

  title={Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy},
  author={Bernard Williams},
In the late twentieth century, the humanities were wracked by dissent about the status of truth. Relativists, postmodernists, and cynics called into question the very possibility of truth, arguing that power relations alone determine why we give one factual claim priority over another. Traditionalists, especially in analytic philosophy, fiercely resisted this claim. Bernard Williams’s Truth and Truthfulness had an immediate and therapeutic effect on the debate. Williams sided with the… Expand
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