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Belief, Truth and Knowledge - D. M. Armstrong

Belief, Truth and Knowledge

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Published: 9th April 1973
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A wide-ranging study of the central concepts in epistemology - belief, truth and knowledge. Professor Armstrong offers a dispositional account of general beliefs and of knowledge of general propositions. Belief about particular matters of fact are described as structures in the mind of the believer which represent or "map" reality, while general beliefs are dispositions to extend the "map" or introduce casual relations between portions of the map according to general rules. "Knowledge" denotes the reliability of such beliefs as representations of reality. Within this framework Professor Armstrong offers a distinctive account of many of the main questions in general epistemology - the relations between beliefs and language, the notions of proposition, concept and idea, the analysis of truth, the varieties of knowledge, and the way in which beleifs and knowledge are supported by reasons. The book as a whole if offered as a contribution to a naturalistic account of man.

Belief
The nature of belief
Beliefs as states
Belief and language
Propositions
Concepts and Ideas
General beliefs
Existential beliefs
Further considerations about belief
Truth
Truth
Knowledge
Knowledge entails true belief
The infinite regress of reasons
Non -inferential knowledge (1)
Non-inferential knowledge (2)
Inferential and general knowledge
Further considerations about knowledge
Conclusion
Works Referred to
Index
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ISBN: 9780521097376
ISBN-10: 0521097371
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 9th April 1973
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31