Knowledge, Truth & Realism
Essays in Philosophical Analysis


By Pranab Kumar Sen
Edited By Manidipa Sen, et al.
March 2007
Indian Council of Philosophical Research,
Darshan Bhavan, 36, MB Road, New Delhi India 110 062
Distributed By Coronet Books         
ISBN: 8185636982                                      
167 pages, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4"
$25.00 Hardcover

This book is a collection of essays written by Pranab Kumar Sen over a period of ten years (from 1989 – 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 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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