A Farewell To Truth
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In this book, Gianni Vattimo engages with the important consequences for democracy of our changing conception of politics and truth, such as a growing reluctance to ground politics in science, economics, and technology. Yet in his conception, a farewell to truth can be a benefit to democracy by exposing the unspoken issues that underlie all objective claims. The end of absolute truth also challenges the legitimacy of policies based on perceived objective necessities--protecting the free market, for example, even if it devastates certain groups or classes. Vattimo calls for a truth that is constructed with consensus and a respect for the liberty of all. By taking into account the cultural paradigms of others, a more "truthful" society--freer and more democratic--becomes possible.