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This text offers an exceptionally lucid account of how philosophers in the 20th century have challenged the ideas of "modern" philosophers (17th century) on fundamental questions in epistemology (theory of Knowledge). Numerous examples are used to help undergraduates grasp the material. Self-study questions and further readings are included. The book sets out the traditional view that knowledge is justified true belief and then presents Gettier's challenge to this theory. Three alternative accounts of knowledge--the "reliable method" account, the "casual" account, and Nozick's "tracking" account--are examined. Fisher and Everitt argue in favor of attending to justified belief rather than knowledge and present a view which tentatively favors a "casual" theory of justified belief. Next the authors assess and reject "foundationalism," a popular position in modern philosophy. Though foundationalism about empirical beliefs is commonly discussed in textbooks, this book is unique in giving foundationalism about a priori beliefs equal and expert consideration. In the second half of the book the authors present alternatives to modern epistemology, including coherentism, Quine's "naturalized epistemology," and Rorty's critique. These discussions are undertaken with a great deal of sensitivity to the needs of the beginning student of epistemology.
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This text offers an exceptionally lucid account of how philosophers in the 20th century have challenged the ideas of ``modern'' philosophers (17th century) on fundamental questions in epistemology (theory and knowledge). Numerous examples are used to help undergraduates grasp the material. Self-study questions and further readings are included.Contenuti:
1. What is Epistemology?
2. Propositional Knowledge as Justified True Belief
3. Further Attempts to Define Propositional Knowledge
4. When Is a Belief Adequately Justified?
5. Foundationalism About Empirical Beliefs
6. Foundationalism About A Priori Beliefs
7. Coherence Theories of Justification Explained
8. An Assessment of Coherentism
9. Problems with Identifying Deductive Inferences
10. The Traditional Problem of Induction
11. A Continuum of Inferences
12. Quine and Naturalized Epistemology
13. Rorty on Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Logic Appendix. Further Readings. Bibliography. Index
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Descrizione libro McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0070212147 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0023144
Descrizione libro McGraw-Hill College, Boston, MA, 1995. Softcover. Condizione libro: New. Has clean text, a tight binding, and crisp pages. Quantity Available: 3. Category: Philosophy; ISBN: 0070212147. ISBN/EAN: 9780070212145. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1560781427. Codice libro della libreria 1560781427
Descrizione libro McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0070212147