Abstract

Did Orwell regard truth as a political virtue? Yes, and the case Orwell makes for truth is a subtle one. Truth, he suggests, can never be adequately theorized - hence the different and rival descriptions of truth provided in Nineteen Eighty-Four are either empty or mistaken. For Orwell, truth will always elude our theories, but it must serve as the ground and even the goal of our freedom nonetheless.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 381-393
Launched on MUSE
2010-10-02
Open Access
No
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