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(Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy.pdf) What does it mean to be truthful What role does truth play in our lives What do we lose if we reject truthfulness No philosopher is better suited to answer these questions than Bernard Williams Writing with his characteristic combination of passion and elegant simplicity he explores the value of truth and finds it to be both less and more than we might imagine br br br Modern culture exhibits two attitudes toward truth suspicion of being deceived no one wants to be fooled and skepticism that objective truth exists at all no one wants to be naive This tension between a demand for truthfulness and the doubt that there is any truth to be found is not an abstract paradox It has political consequences and signals a danger that our intellectual activities particularly in the humanities may tear themselves to pieces br br br Williams s approach in the tradition of Nietzsche s genealogy blends philosophy history and a fictional account of how the human concern with truth might have arisen Without denying that we should worry about the contingency of much that we take for granted he defends truth as an intellectual objective and a cultural value He identifies two basic virtues of truth Accuracy and Sincerity the first of which aims at finding out the truth and the second at telling it He describes different psychological and social forms that these virtues have taken and asks what ideas can make best sense of them today br br br br i Truth and Truthfulness i presents a powerful challenge to the fashionable belief that truth has no value but equally to the traditional faith that its value guarantees itself Bernard Williams shows us that when we lose a sense of the value of truth we lose a lot both politically and personally and may well lose everythingDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy books for multiple devices.