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Blackburn on Truth

Just last week, I was saying to myself “how come TNR doesn’t publish Simon Blackwell anymore?” And — bam! — here’s a Simon Blackburn article reviewing Harry Frankfurter’s On Truth and defending a somewhat postmodernist take against the now-fashionable slanders of Frankfurter and his ilk right there in The New Republic. Blackburn’s Ruling Passions defending a kinda sorta “moral relativism” (not a good term, but most people would probably understand the view he supports as relativism) and Essays in Quasia-Realism are two of my major philosophical touchstones.

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