Why does someone write about truth? There are many reasons, but in my case the primary motivator was shouting heads on cable television. Their influence was growing as their assertions became more absurd. It was clear that we needed to save truth from the information circus made possible by television and the Internet.
Traditional philosophers explain truth in such transcendent terms that it is not accessible to most of us, while postmodernists seem to reject the term altogether. What was needed was a practical guide to truth, a guide to the truths for which we, as cultures and as individuals, search—and to the sources where we find them. After years of thinking and writing, and debate among friends, the book is ready. Handling Truth will be available in print and e-book form on January 1, 2012. –William Melvin Gardner