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Simon Blackburn (Cambridge) & Pascal Engel (Geneva): On Truth

2 February 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

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.

Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge
Pascal Engel is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Geneva

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

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEtruth

A podcast of this event is available here.



2 February 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Forum for Philosophy


Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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