In Epistemology, Laurence Bonjour introduces the serious philosophy student to the history and concepts of epistemology, while simultaneously challenging them to take an active part in its ongoing debates. The text reflects BonJour's conviction that the place to start any discussion of the theories of knowledge is with the classical problems, beginning with and centered around Descartes.
Laurence BonJour is professor of philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is author of numerous articles and author or editor of several books, including Philosophical Problems: An Annotated Anthology (co-edited, Pearson Longman), Epistemic Justification: Internalism vs. Externalism, Foundations vs. Virtues (co-authored, Oxford University Press), In Defense of Pure Reason (Cambridge University Press), and The Structure of Empirical Knowledge (Harvard University Press).
1 Table of Contents 2 Preface Chapter 3 1. Introduction Part 4 I. The Classical Problems of Epistemology Chapter 5 2. Descarte's Epistemology Chapter 6 3. The Concept of Knowledge Chapter 7 4. The Problem of Induction Chapter 8 5. A Priori Justification and Knowledge Chapter 9 6. Immediate Experience Chapter 10 7. Knowledge of the External World Chapter 11 8. Other Minds, Testimony, and Memory Part 12 II. Contemporary Responses to the Cartesian Epistemological Program 13 Introduction to Part II Chapter 14 9. Foundationalism and Coherentism Chapter 15 10. Internalism and Externalism Chapter 16 11. Quine and Naturalized Epistemology Chapter 17 12. Knowledge and Skepticism Chapter 18 Conclusion 19 Bibliography 20 Glossary 21 Index 22 About the Author