Knowledge in Perspective: Selected Essays in Epistemology (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)

Knowledge in Perspective: Selected Essays in Epistemology (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)

By: Ernest Sosa (author), Gilbert Harman (series_editor), John Haldane (series_editor), Sydney Shoemaker (series_editor), Jonathan Dancy (series_editor), Judith Jarvis Thomson (series_editor), William G. Lycan (series_editor), Frank Jackson (series_editor)Paperback

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Ever since Plato, philosophers have faced one central question: what is the scope and nature of human knowledge? In this volume the distinguished philosopher Ernest Sosa collects essays on this subject written over a period of twenty-five years. All the major topics of contemporary epistemology are covered: the nature of propositional knowledge; externalism versus internalism; foundationalism versus coherentism; and the problem of the criterion. 'Sosa is one of the most prominent and most important epistemologists on the current American scene.' William P. Alston, Syracuse University

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Sources and acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. What is Knowledge, And How is it Possible? 1. The analysis of 'knowledge that p'; 2. How do you know?; 3. On our knowledge of matters of fact; 4. Presuppositions of empirical knowledge; Part II. Theories of Justification: 5. Epistemology today: a perspective in retrospect; 6. Nature unmirrored, epistemology naturalized; 7. Theories of justification: old doctrines newly defended; 8. Reliabilism and intellectual virtue; Part III. Intellectual Virtue and Epistemic Perspective: A View Presented: 9. The foundations of foundationalism; 10. The raft and the pyramid: coherence versus foundations in the theory of knowledge; 11. The coherence of virtue and the virtue of coherence; 12. Testimony and coherence; Part IV. Intellectual Virtue in Perspective: The View Developed: 13. Knowledge and intellectual virtue; 14. Methodology and apt belief; 15. Equilibrium in coherence?; 16. Intellectual virtue in perspective; Index.

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  • publication date: 29/03/1991
  • ISBN13: 9780521396431
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780521396431
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 0521396433

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