"Why do the devout believe in the canonical literature of their tradition? What
enables great normative texts to function as “true discourse”? The idea of “true
discourse” is premised on the understanding that truth is ultimately contingent and is
socially constructed. We are in the realm of localized “truths,” rather than that of
some Absolute Truth which functions as a universally accepted, recognized, and
applicable yardstick. Local “truth” is the currency of a given epistemic...[Show more]
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