Timothy Williamson’s Tetralogue

sq_tetralogueA recent book of introductory philosophy is Timothy Williamson’s Tetralogue: I’m Right, You’re Wrong. Instead of using a dialogue with two viewpoints used by some classical philosophers, Williamson structures his book into a tetralogue, or a conversation with four viewpoints.

The viewpoints are portrayed by four individuals as they enjoy a lengthy train ride: Zac (Relativism), Sarah (Naturalism, Empiricism, Skepticism, Fallibilism, Materialism, Scientism), Bob (Culturalism, Traditionalism, Conservatism, Ancestralism), and Roxana (Rationalism, Logicalism).

Who’s right and who’s wrong? I haven’t read it yet but it looks interesting!

Several reviews:

http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/59251-tetralogue-i-m-right-you-re-wrong/

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/tetralogue-im-right-youre-wrong-by-timothy-williamson/2018800.article

A Twitter account to follow (I didn’t know it would do that):

Also see:

https://equivalentexchange.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/four-philosophies/

https://equivalentexchange.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/stances-towards-truth/

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