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Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology - Jonathan Dancy

Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology

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Published: 8th January 1991
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This volume represents the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of canonical readings in theory of knowledge. Concentration on the central topics of the field, it includes many of the most important contributions made in recent decades by several outstanding authors. Topics include skepticism and the Pyrrhonian problematic, the definition of knowledge, and the structure of epistemic justification. More specific topics may be found epistemology naturalized, foundationalism vs. coherentism, and virtue epistemology. The volume is ideal as a reader for all courses in epistemology.

"Offers the student a clear and well-organized presentation of material relating to scepticism, to various philosophical accounts of knowledge and justification, to theories of perception, and much more.... Dancy has written an ambitious book.... He gives both the student and the professional much to think about."
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Preface.

Introduction.

Part I: Knowledge:.

1. Scepticism.

2. Knowledge.

3. The Conditional Theory of Knowledge.

Part II: Justification:.

4. Foundationalism.

5. Foundationalism and Other Minds.

6. Empiricism and Theories of Meaning.

7. Holism and Indeterminacy.

8. Coherence Theories.

9. Coherence, Justification and Knowledge.

Part III: Forms of Knowledge:.

10. Theories of Perception.

11. Perception: A Choice of a Theory.

12. Memory.

13. Induction.

14. A Priori Knowledge.

15. Is Epistemology Possible?.

References.

Index.

ISBN: 9780631136224
ISBN-10: 0631136223
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 8th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.22  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1