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Einstein Lectures 2017: Simon Blackburn on Truth in Human Affairs

Is there such a thing as absolute objectivity and truth? Or is truth always subjective and relative to a particular point of view? The English philosopher Simon Blackburn tries to find some middle ground in this ancient, but still highly topical philosophical debate. Blackburn proposes a new understanding of truth that promises to reconcile the apparent opposition between absolutists and relativists particularly in human affairs.

Simon Blackburn is one of the most famous philosophers of our time. His books have been translated into 18 languages. As ‘Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy of the University of Cambridge’, Blackburn occupied one of the most prestigious university chairs in the philosophical world: the chair of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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