The Nature of Truth

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This project is research for a book on the nature of ‘truth.’  It will explore the differences among ‘political truth,’ ‘historical truth,’ and ‘religious truth.’  The idea is to explore whether there is such a thing as ‘absolute truth’ or whether it is all constructed by us in accordance with our special interests.  This challenges the positivists and pits them against those who argue for a narrative approach to history and to knowing.

Principal Investigator

Anton Allahar, Ph.D.
Sociology, Faculty of Social Science
The University of Western Ontario


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Principal Investigator:

Anton Allahar, Professor Emeritus

Anton Allahar
  • Economic and political sociology of the Caribbean
  • Ideology, ethnicity, class and nationalism
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SSC 5206
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