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Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Jeremy Barris

Abstract

Sometimes Always True aims to resolve three connected problems. First, we need an undogmatic pluralist standpoint in political theory, epistemology, and metaphysics. But genuine pluralism suffers from the contradiction that making room for fundamental differences in outlook means making room for outlooks that exclude pluralism. Second, philosophy involves reflecting on the world and meaning as a whole, yet this means adopting a vantage point in some way outside of meaning. Third, our lived experience of the sense of our lives similarly undermines its own sense, as it involves having a vantage ... More

Keywords: Pluralism, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Political theory, Sexuality theory, Gender theory, Contradiction, Paradox, Self-cancellation, Not dogmatically circular

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262144
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Barris, author
Marshall University