The Continuum Companion to Epistemology offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by epistemology - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Sixteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to foundationalism, coherentism, infinitism, reliabilism, proper functionalism, evidentialism, skepticism, contextualism, epistemic relativism, intuition and experience. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary epistemology.
Andrew Cullison is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at SUNY-Fredonia, USA.
How to use this book / 1. Introduction / 2. Key Terms in Epistemology / 3. Research Methods and Problems / 4. Current Issues in Epistemology / i. What is Knowledge? Earl Conee / ii. Foundationalism Daniel Howard-Snyder / iii. Coherentism Jonathan Kvanvig / iv. Infinitism Peter Klein / v. Reliabilism Sandford Goldberg / vi. Proper Functionalism Alvin Plantinga / vii. Evidentialism Richard Feldman / viii. Skepticism Richard Fumerton / ix. Contextualism and Relative Invariantism E.J. Coffman / x. A Priori Knowledge Carrie Jenkins / xi. Formal Epistemology Gregory Wheeler 5. New Directions in Epistemology / i. Experimental Philosophy James Beebe / ii. Epistemic Value Dennis Whitcomb / iii. Wisdom Sharon Ryan / Chronology / Resources / Annotated Bibliography / Index