The Possibility of Discussion: Relativism, Truth and Criticism of Religious Beliefs

1st Edition

Hugo Strandberg

Routledge
Published October 19, 2016
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9781138259300 - CAT# Y313863

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Summary

Answering the question 'How is fruitful discussion possible?', this book addresses the central philosophical issue of how reason shall be understood and how it is limited. This study argues that the understanding of discussion according to which it necessarily starts from putative universal norms and rules for argumentation is problematic, among other reasons since such rules are unfruitful in contexts where there are vast disagreements such as religion. Inspired by Wittgensteinian ideas, Strandberg develops instead a new way of understanding discussion, truth and rationality which escapes these problems, and shows how this solution can be used to answer the accusation against Wittgensteinian philosophy for being conservative and resulting in fideism.

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