Tetralogue: I'm Right, You're Wrong

2015.07.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Williamson, Tetralogue: I'm Right, You're Wrong, Oxford University Press, 2015, 153pp., $18.95 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.07.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Williamson, Tetralogue: I'm Right, You're Wrong, Oxford University Press, 2015, 153pp., $18.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780198728887. Reviewed by Earl Conee, University of Rochester Tetralogue is a philosophical conversation among four train passengers. Their discussions address rational disagreement, truth, assertion, fallibility, relativism, and the nature of moral evaluations. The participants are Bob, who is a believer in witchcraft, Sarah, who is a science enthusiast and a tentative moral relativist, Zac, who is an ardent relativist about all evaluations, and Roxana, who is an advocate of rigorous thought. The conversations are informal but philosophically focused. The tone ranges from playful to harsh, with Roxana contributing the harshness. She is amusingly rude. Two issues will be discussed here. The dialogue is valuably provocative about them. Their treatment is clearly not intended to be the last. . .

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