Truth, Cicovacki says, presupposes neither a dominance of subject or object, but their dynamic and reciprocal interactive relation. The absence of proper interactions leads to various forms of self-projections or illusions. Truth, by contract, exists in a harmonious interaction between its subjective and objective elements. Cicovacki thus locates the value of truth between traditional absolutist claims and contemporary relativism.
Predrag Cicovacki is director of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the College of the Holy Cross and editor-in-chief of Diotima: A Philosophical Review. He is the author of Anamorphosis: Kant on Knowledge and Ignorance (1997) and The World We Live In: A Philosophical Crossword Puzzle (2002).
Chapter 1 How Shall We Think about Truth? Part 2 Part I: Truths Chapter 3 Commonsense Truths Chapter 4 Scientific Truths Chapter 5 Metaphysical Truths Part 6 Part II: Illusions Chapter 7 Metaphysical Illusions Chapter 8 Religious Illusions Chapter 9 Moral Illusions Part 10 Part III: Can Truths Make Us Free? Chapter 11 Man as the Measure of All Things Chapter 12 A Moment of Truth Chapter 13 Back at the Crossroads