Monday, 8 October 2018
Appearance and Inference
He argues that in a world now cast adrift on a sea of 'fake news' where concepts like 'post truth' is now holding sway.
Allbless points out in his work that we must seriously think about what we know, what we think we know and how it is that we acquired such information and knowledge in the first place.
He argues, cogently, that when we analyse truth that such an analyse must be centred on an unbiased perspective.
He also points out that we must be critical of the various shibboleths that we might tend to take to heart.
In his book he aims to identify and "call out" the nonsense that is at the heart of many "knowledge-related platitudes" and false assumptions.
The book is short, under 100 pages, and although it is a scholarly work it is eminently readable for both philosophers, students and the general public.
It is published by Matador at £8.99 and deserves to be in the libraries of every university in the world.