On truth

Foundational philosophy

Foundational philosophy

What is truth? asked Pilate of Jesus; unfortunately Jesus didn’t answer directly.

Some time ago I was a commentator on a radio show called Insects and Robots out of Kootenay, BC. We talked about many topics on that show and one that listeners responded to was a show on truth.

You can listen to the “truth” audio files at soundcloud:

The entire show is here. The talk about truth is at about the 18 minute mark on the audio file.

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Sunday is for sermonizing


In this issue of IAI News we look back over the biggest ideas of 2015. The key question this year has been how to move beyond the old postmodern arguments about objective truth.

Here are 2015’s most popular articles on IAI News:

1. Searle vs Lawson, After the End of Truth
2. Nancy Cartwright, Unnatural Laws
3. Atkins vs Midgley, The Limits of Science
4. Norman Lamont, A Dangerous Dependency
5. Mark Salter, Psychiatry After Postmodernism
6. Matthew Parris, Expert Lies

“What is truth?”


truthOnline Conference & Virtual Issue of the Aristotelian Society

12 to 18 April 2013

In celebration of the 125th year of the Proceedings we are proud to announce our first ever Online Conference of the Aristotelian Society: a week-long event featuring a classic paper a day from our back catalogue, each accompanied by a commentary by a contemporary philosopher and an online forum open to all.  The commentary will stimulate discussion by highlighting the paper’s major themes and their continuing importance to current debates; signaling challenges to specific claims and arguments; and indicating thematic connections between the various papers.