Unreliable Truth

On Memoir and Memory
Author: Maureen Murdock
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580050838
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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Murdock explores the role of imagination in the process of writing memoirs, and suggests various ways to write a memoir, employing her own memories and other memoirs to demonstrate certain writing techniques, and providing step-by-step instructions for novice memoir writers.

Unreliable Truths

Transcultural Homeworlds in Indian Women’s Fiction of the Diaspora
Author: Sissy Helff
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401208980
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 210
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While many people see ‘home’ as the domestic sphere and place of belonging, it is hard to grasp its manifold implications, and even harder to provide a tidy definition of what it is. Over the past century, discussion of home and nation has been a highly complex matter, with broad political ramifications, including the realignment of nation-states and national boundaries. Against this backdrop, this book suggests that ‘home’ is constructed on the assumption that what it defines is constantly in flux and thus can never capture an objective perspective, an ultimate truth. Along these lines, Unreliable Truths offers a comparative literary approach to the construction of home and concomitant notions of uncertainty and unreliable narration in South Asian diasporic women’s literature from the UK, Australia, South Africa, the Caribbean, North America, and Canada. Writers discussed in detail include Feroza Jussawalla, Suneeta Peres da Costa, Meera Syal, Farida Karodia, Shani Mootoo, Shobha Dé, and Oonya Kempadoo. With its focus on transcultural homes, Unreliable Truths goes beyond discussions of diaspora from an established postcolonial point of view and contributes with its investigation of transcultural unreliable narration to the representation of a g/local South Asian diaspora.

A Social History of Truth

Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England
Author: Steven Shapin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226750187
Category: History
Page: 483
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Shapin explains how gentlemen-philosophers resolved varying testimony about such phemonema as comets, icebergs, and the pressure of water by bringing to bear practical social knowledge and standards of decorum. For instance, while "vulgar" divers reported they experienced no crushing pressure no matter how deep into the sea they dived, gentlemen-philosophers preferred the evidence of crushed pewter bottles. Shapin uses richly detailed historical narrative to make a powerful argument about the establishment of factual knowledge both in science and in everyday practice. Accounts of the mores and manners of gentlemen-philosophers illustrate Shapin's broad claim that trust is imperative for constituting every kind of knowledge. Knowledge-making is always a collective enterprise: people have to know whom to trust in order to know something about the natural world

The Oxford Handbook of Truth

Author: Michael Glanzberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191502669
Category: Philosophy
Page: 800
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Truth is one of the central concepts in philosophy, and has been a perennial subject of study. Michael Glanzberg has brought together 36 leading experts from around the world to produce the definitive guide to philosophical issues to do with truth. They consider how the concept of truth has been understood from antiquity to the present day, surveying major debates about truth during the emergence of analytic philosophy. They offer critical assessments of the standard theories of truth, including the coherence, correspondence, identity, and pragmatist theories. They explore the role of truth in metaphysics, with lively discussion of truthmakers, proposition, determinacy, objectivity, deflationism, fictionalism, relativism, and pluralism. Finally the handbook explores broader applications of truth in philosophy, including ethics, science, and mathematics, and reviews formal work on truth and its application to semantic paradox. This Oxford Handbook will be an invaluable resource across all areas of philosophy.

The Post-Truth Era

Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life
Author: Ralph Keyes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429976220
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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"Dishonesty inspires more euphemisms than copulation or defecation. This helps desensitize us to its implications. In the post-truth era we don't just have truth and lies but a third category of ambiguous statements that are not exactly the truth but fall just short of a lie. Enhanced truth it might be called. Neo-truth. Soft truth. Faux truth. Truth lite." Deception has become the modern way of life. Where once the boundary line between truth and lies was clear and distinct, it is no longer so. In the post-truth era, deceiving others has become a challenge, a game, a habit. High-profile dissemblers compete for news coverage, from journalists like Jayson Blair and professors like Joseph Ellis to politicians (of all stripes), executives, and "creative" accountants. Research suggests that the average American tells multiple lies on a daily basis, often for no good reason. Not a finger-wagging scolding, The Post-Truth Era is a combination of Ralph Keyes's investigative journalism and solid science. The result is a spirited exploration of why we lie about practically everything and the consequences such casual dishonesty has on society. American society has become permeated from top to bottom by deception. Its consequences for the nature of public discourse, media, business, literature, academia, and politics are profound. With dry humor, passionate fervor, and deep understanding, Ralph Keyes takes us on a tour of a world where truth and honesty are no longer absolutes but mutable, fluid concepts.

Inclinate aurem

oral perspectives on early European verbal culture : a symposium
Author: Jan Helldén,Minna Skafte Jensen,Thomas Pettitt
Publisher: Univ Pr of Southern Denmark
ISBN: 9788778386809
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
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Growing awareness that the domination of writing and the printed book has been merely a phase in Western cultural history, a "Gutenberg hiatus" that is now coming to an end, has prompted increased scholarly interest in the oral cultures and subcultures that persisted alongside or within he literate/literary mainstream. This collection of studies by scholars from the University of Southern Denmark and distinguished guests from Europe and North America comprises six essays dealing directly with oral aspects of the verbal culture of classical and medieval Europe, from Homeric tradition, through Old English and Old Norse poetry, to late-medieval religious texts, together with two essays examining living oral traditions from more recent periods, Inuit storytelling and Turkic epics.

The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook

Author: Gary Tate,Edward P. J. Corbett,Nancy Myers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: English language
Page: 417
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Revised and updated, this guide to the teaching of composition includes a new section of sources listing journals, books and other bibliographic resources.

The Medical Visitor

Author: Temple Stroughton Hoyne
Publisher: N.A
Category: Homeopathy
Page: N.A
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List of homoeopathic physicians by states.

Cross-talk in Comp Theory

A Reader
Author: Victor Villanueva
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 883
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Spanning 30+ years, this second edition updates the collection of landmark and recent essays in composition theory. In addition to revising the introduction, the section openers, and the list of resources (which now includes Web sites).The collection also covers the major theoretical positions ("process to cohesion to cognition to social construction to ideology") and includes essays by most of the major scholars in composition.

Composition In Four Keys

Inquiring Into the Field
Author: Mark Wiley,Barbara Gleason,Louise Wetherbee Phelps
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9781559342650
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 608
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Intended primarily for courses required of graduate students teaching composition and upper-division students majoring in rhetoric, Composition in Four Keys introduces novice scholars to the literature of composition and rhetoric and helps them find patterns to make that literature intelligible.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787667047
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 452
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

From 'Huh?' to 'Hurray!'

Righting Your Creative Writing
Author: Stephanie Stiles
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761853375
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 104
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Part textbook and part handbook, this book leads creative writers of all levels and all genres through the entire writing process. Each chapter offers an overview and several specific examples of its topic, followed by a set of clear exercises designed for writers of all varieties.

Josephine Tey

Author: Sandra Roy
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 199
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A History and a Guide for the Perplexed
Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466852399
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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Written by a renowned Oxford historian, this fascinating volume presents a global history of truth. Sharp and authoritative, Truth manages to touch every period of human experience; it leaps from truth-telling technologies of "primitive" societies to the private mental worlds of great philosophers; from spiritualism to science and from New York to New Guinea. In clear, lucid prose, this little book takes on an enormous subject and makes it understandable to anyone.