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Knowledge, Truth and Realism: Essays in Philosophical Analysis by Pranab Kumar Sen

Manidipa Sen (Editor) Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty (Editor)
Synopsis Knowledge, Truth and Realism is a collection of essays written by Pranab Kumar Sen over a period of ten years (from 1989 to 1998).  The essays deal mainly with issues in Philosophy of Language and Theory of Knowledge from the standpoint of analytical philosophy.  They bring forth Sen's realist philosophical position and his attempt to weave together specific questions concerning meaning, reference, truth, knowledge and objectivity in this realistic framework.  By responding to and by making use of the ideas of Philosophers like, Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein, W.V. Quine, Donald Davidson, Peter Strawson, H.P. Grice, Michael Dummett, John McDowell, Sen Develops his distinctive theory of meaning and understanding along with his theory of knowledge/ knowing.  In doing so he also addresses the larger issue regarding the nature of philosophical analysis.  The essays are a testimony to the painstaking and lifelong engagement of the Philosopher with some of the central and contemporary debates in analytical philosophy.
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About the authors

Manidipa Sen

Manidipa Sen teaches at the Centre for Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 

Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty

Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty teaches at the Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati Univeristy, Kolkata. 

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Title Knowledge, Truth and Realism: Essays in Philosophical Analysis by Pranab Kumar Sen
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185636982
length xvii+167p.