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Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism

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Title: Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism
Author: Paul Boghossian
ISBN: 9780199230419
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Published: 2007
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Good
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Publisher Description:
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.