CATALOG NO. B85 -2017
Reason Belief Truth

Reason Belief Truth


Specifications Edition of 12
Size closed, 9" each side 2" deep, paper - Stonehenge White. Binding - French split goat skin laser-cut binder's boards. Wood onlays - laser cut, painted with ink and watercolor
Letterpress printing – hand-set type, polymer plates
Marbled paper - Alberto Valese, Venice, 4 different papers
Laser cutting - FreeFall Laser
Reason Belief Truth was designed, illustrated, printed and bound by Thomas Parker Williams.
Text was letterpress printed and hand set by Mary Agnes Williams
Concept by Thomas Parker Williams and Mary Agnes Williams.

Collections
Permanent Collection - Copy No. 1 - The Walker Library of The History of Human Imagination
Reason Belief Truth will be part of the Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibition "Formation" in 2018 and 2019

See also Reason, Belief, Truth, unique book

Reason Belief Truth is a book of philosophical investigations begun with three statements:

The truth can be found by…
The truth can not be found by….
The truth can only be found by…

Reason Belief Truth

Book fully open

These statements are illustrated on three flaps inside the cover which opens to reveal 21 double-sided cards with terms that may be used to complete the investigations or initiate further debate.

On the rear of each statement is another statement:

Reason is the search for evidence to support a proposition
Belief is the reliance on a personal conviction
Truth is found only if what is found is true

Reason Belief Truth

Book closed front and back views

Reason Belief Truth

All of the cards and card borders, all of the terms below

scientific/mystical
logical/theological
experimental/theoretical
deductive/intuitive
mathematical/hypothetical
destructive/constructive
ethical/corrupt
dominating/subservient
deceiving/trustworthy
selfish/altruistic
radical/conservative
invisible/unmistakable
social/hermetical
seeking/myopic
rapture/indifference
self denial/indulgence
miracles/matter
order/chaos
salvation/damnation
wisdom/ignorance
leadership/anarchy