Simon Blackburn/ Pascal Engel/ Peter Dennis

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Monday 2 February 2015, 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. 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.