Truth, Evil, and Redemption: An Interview with Richard Rorty

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Professor Richard Rorty is a leading postmodern philosopher. He recently responded to a few of our queries about the central tenets of the Christian faith and postmodern philosophy. MR: How would you define truth in contrast to the ways we have usually thought about it?RR: I think that it is a mistake to try to define the word "true." We call beliefs true if we think ourselves justified in holding them. Justification is relative to particular audiences and circumstances. There is no such thing as absolute, unchallengeable justification (...

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