Conversations on Truth

Conversations on Truth

By: Mick Gordon (author), Chris Wilkinson (author)Paperback

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'This book radically raises the level of debate.' The Observer on Conversations on Religion. These discussions explore the question of what truth is, and what role it has in private, public, political and scientific discourses. While some thinkers view truth as concrete and immutable, others believe that it is an essentially meaningless concept. And for many contributors to this volume it is the practical application of truth which engages them. Each fascinating chapter explores the subject from a new angle, including Nick Davies and Peter Wilby's view on truth in the media, Prof. Martin Kusch's reflections in relation to science and Mary Warnock's consideration of truth in the context of ethics and art. Other contributors include Mary Midgely, Noam Chomsky and A. C. Grayling. This is a book of quite exceptional interest and importance.

About Author

Mick Gordon is an international award-winning theatre director. He has been Associate Director at the National Theatre and Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre, and he is the founding director of On Theatre. Chris Wilkinson studied Theology at Cambridge University, UK. He is a theatre director and an award winning arts journalist. He has written for The Scotsman, The Financial Times, Prospect Magazine and The Guardian.


Introduction; Conversation on Truth with:; Noam Chomsky, John Humphries, Peter Oborne, A.C. Grayling, Mary Midgely, Christopher Hitchens, Simon Blackburn, Jonathan Aitken, Mary McAleese, Henry Kissinger, Ibn Warraq, Rod Liddle (Editor of the Today Programme at the time of the Gillighan Affair), Philip Pulman and Michael Frayn.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847064240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781847064240
  • ISBN10: 1847064248

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