Walter Truett Anderson

Walter Truett Anderson

Walter Truett Anderson (b. in 1930) is a political scientist, futurist, and author of numerous books, Ph.D. in political sciences. He is currently serving his second term as President of The World Academy of Art and Science. He served the Academy as Vice-President from 1993 to 2000. He is also a Fellow and Vice-President of the Meridian International Institute, a Distinguished Consulting Professor at the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco, an Associate Editor of Pacific News Service, and Director of the Program on Bioscience and Society at the University of California, Irvine. His first book was published in 1969. His many books include "To Govern Evolution", "Reality Isn’t What It Used To Be", "The Future of the Self", "All Connected Now: Life in the First Global Civilization", and "The Next Enlightenment". Education: B.A. (political science), University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. (political science and social psychology), University of Southern California.

Four Different Ways to be Absolutely Right

Walter Truett Anderson addresses 'the big picture'. For instance in 'Four Different Ways to Be Absolutely Right' Truett identifies four world views. [cite book|title=The Fontana Postmodernism Reader|author=Walter Truett Anderson|year=1996]

These four worldviews are:
(a) the postmodern-ironist, which sees truth as socially constructed
(b) the scientific-rational in which truth is 'found' through methodical, disciplined inquiry
(c) the social-traditional in which truth is found in the heritage of American and Western civilisation
(d) the neo-romantic in which truth is found either through attaining harmony with nature and/or spiritual exploration of the inner self.

Each of these has its own sets of truths and its own ideas about what truth "is" - where and how you look for it, how you test or prove it.


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