Richard's Writings

Sharing Realities:

Toward a Philosophy of Conversation

Our senses do not take in the world as it "really" is. Rather, the brain construes an intelligible world for human and personal purposes. What remains of reason, truth and knowledge when this post-modern insight is accepted?

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Preface: The Sages and the Elephant

Chapter 1. A Crisis of Conversation

Chapter 2. Conversation as a Whole

Chapter 3. Conversational Truth

Chapter 4. Reasonable Choices

Chapter 5. The Construction of Understanding

Chapter 6. The Logic of Conversation

Chapter 7. Integrity

Chapter 8. The Structure of Argument

Chapter 9. Polyphonic Knowledge

Chapter 10. Where Are We?

Epilogue: Must it Converge?

Appendix: Five Structures of Argument

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