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The Illusory Truth

The Illusory Truth
 

Divided into three parts, of which the first is by far the longest, this philosophical sequel to 'Between Truth and Illusion' (1977), expands on the dualistic theories therein outlined, abandoning the more literary approach of its predecessor for a paradoxically aphoristic bias i... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781499763010
Published 2 June 2014 by Createspace
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Loughlin, John James
Edited by O'Loughlin, John
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ISBN-13 9781499763010
ISBN-10 1499763018
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Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Publication Date 2 June 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Loughlin, John James
Edited by O'Loughlin, John
Category Logic
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 106 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 154g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Divided into three parts, of which the first is by far the longest, this philosophical sequel to 'Between Truth and Illusion' (1977), expands on the dualistic theories therein outlined, abandoning the more literary approach of its predecessor for a paradoxically aphoristic bias in which the author began to develop an almost existentialist awareness of the extent to which many so-called truths are founded upon illusory concepts and, to that extent, are not really 'true' at all but convenient fictions masking the brute reality of natural facts.

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Author's Bio

John James O'Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split while still a child, he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who had initially returned to Ireland with intent to stay) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, following the death and repatriation of his grandmother, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, where, despite an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care by his mother, he attended a state school. Graduating in 1970 with an assortment of CSE's (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE's (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved the comparatively short distance up to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, WC1, where he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, he returned to his former job in the West End but retired from the ABRSM in 1976 due to a combination of factors, including ill-health, and dedicated himself to writing, which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey Management Agency in the late '80s and early '90s, he has continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), Thwarted Ambitions (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (1982). From the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin dedicated himself exclusively to philosophy, his true literary vocation, and has penned more than sixty titles of a philosophical order, including Devil and God - The Omega Book (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), and Philosophical Truth (1991-2). John O'Loughlin lives in Crouch End, north London, England, UK, where he continues to regard himself as a kind of bohemian intellectual.

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