A Modest Certainty
A Modest Certainty
Brand: University Press of America

A Modest Certainty

  • Publish Date: 2012-09-27
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Frank D. Schubert

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The central problem of philosophy is the problem of certainty. What does it mean to be sure? Are there ideas beyond the possibility of error or refutation? What does it mean for a notion to be incorrigible? In this book, Frank D. Schubert squarely addresses the question of whether there is a single standard of certainty that can be applied to such disparate areas as logic, mathematics, politics, religion, familial/tribal commitments, and science. Schubert proposes a common standard for assessing certainty the certainty of knowing ones own personal proper name as a standard that can establish common ground within each widely disparate area. The result is a new philosophy in a grand manner and a powerful ethical proposal for our time.

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