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In this series two thinkers engage in lively discussion about a fundamental question, an important event, an extraordinary idea, or a great mind.   

On Truth

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Monday 2 February, 6.30-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE




Simon Blackburn|, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge







Pascal Engel|, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, University of Geneva



Chair: Peter Dennis|, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Realists take truth to be a robust property of our thoughts and assertions, one which fits certain facts in the world. Deflationists, expressivists and pragmatists disagree: for them truth is a very shallow notion, which comes down to a few (important) trivialities. The view one takes on truth has important consequences for all sorts of issues, in particular for moral philosophy and epistemology, and for the way we understand reasons in each domain.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEtruth