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The Resource The ashtray : (or the man who denied reality), Errol Morris

The ashtray : (or the man who denied reality), Errol Morris

Label
The ashtray : (or the man who denied reality)
Title
The ashtray
Title remainder
(or the man who denied reality)
Statement of responsibility
Errol Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1972, philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn threw an ashtray at Errol Morris. This book is the result. At the time, Morris was a graduate student. Now we know him as one of the most celebrated and restlessly probing filmmakers of our time, the creator of such classics of documentary investigation as The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War. Kuhn, meanwhile, was--and, posthumously, remains--a star in his field, the author of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, a landmark book that has sold well over a million copies and introduced the concept of "paradigm shifts" to the larger culture. And Morris thought the idea was bunk. The Ashtray tells why--and in doing so, it makes a powerful case for Morris's way of viewing the world, and the centrality to that view of a fundamental conception of the necessity of truth. "For me," Morris writes, "truth is about the relationship between language and the world: a correspondence idea of truth." He has no patience for philosophical systems that aim for internal coherence and disdain the world itself. Morris is after bigger game: he wants to establish as clearly as possible what we know and can say about the world, reality, history, our actions and interactions. It's the fundamental desire that animates his filmmaking, whether he's probing Robert McNamara about Vietnam or the oddball owner of a pet cemetery. Truth may be slippery, but that doesn't mean we have to grease its path of escape through philosophical evasions. Rather, Morris argues powerfully, it is our duty to do everything we can to establish and support it
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Errol
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.M8685 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kuhn, Thomas S
  • Paradigm (Theory of knowledge)
  • Kuhn, Thomas S
  • Paradigm (Theory of knowledge)
  • PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
Label
The ashtray : (or the man who denied reality), Errol Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ultimatum -- Shifting paradigms -- A parliament of fears -- Listen, old man, what in hell's gone wrong here? -- Revolutions, real and imagined -- The leap into the dark -- The furniture of the world -- Avatars of progress -- The contest of interpretation
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1001413883
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780226922683
Lccn
2017038261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The ashtray : (or the man who denied reality), Errol Morris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ultimatum -- Shifting paradigms -- A parliament of fears -- Listen, old man, what in hell's gone wrong here? -- Revolutions, real and imagined -- The leap into the dark -- The furniture of the world -- Avatars of progress -- The contest of interpretation
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1001413883
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780226922683
Lccn
2017038261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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