This volume contains the Proceedings of the Third meeting Italian/American Philosophy that took place in Rome from 5th to 10th June 2001.
What is "Truth" in Analytic Philosophy after the linguistic turn? What can we say about "Truth" in Hermeneutics, after taking into account the so-called hermeneutical circle? According to Nietzsche: "Truth is that form of error without which human beings could not live". From this definition it follows: "The point is not the rightness of theory but its importance for human existence". Could we say the same from an epistemological point of view? Who (or what) could be the neutral arbiter among different conceptual schemes? Can an interpretative paradigm stand in as a substitute for traditional objectivity?
The controversial problem of "Truth", however, must be discussed within the various fields of philosophy: Aesthetics, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics and Politics. In view of this, Hermeneutics and Analytic Philosophy converged to create the body of this meeting, whose aim is to experience a fruitful dialogue.