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The Book of Absolutes A Critique of Relativism and a Defence of Universals by William D. Gairdner

The Book of Absolutes A Critique of Relativism and a Defence of Universals


The Book of Absolutes A Critique of Relativism and a Defence of Universals by William D. Gairdner

A lively challenge to postmodern opinion that reveals satisfying and reliable certainties


Gairdner has taken the torch from William F. Buckley's failing hands and lifted it high with his new work ... an objective reader is left wondering how relativism ever got a toehold in the popular imagination in the first place. The Calgary Herald Strikingly original and important. Tom Flanagan, University of Calgary Gairdner's intellectual range and control his material is breathtaking ... almost no one writing today has the command of the literature in as many disciplines as this author has. Ian Gentles, York University

About the Author

William D. Gairdner is a best-selling author, businessman, and independent scholar . His most recent books are Canada's Founding Debates and The Trouble with Democracy.

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Publication date

1st September 2009


William D. Gairdner

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McGill-Queen's University Press


416 pages


Popular philosophy
Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology



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