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Metaepistemology and Skepticism : Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory - Richard A. Fumerton

Metaepistemology and Skepticism

Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory

Paperback Published: 21st November 1995
ISBN: 9780847681075
Number Of Pages: 320

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In this excellent treatment of the internalism-externalism debate in contemporary epistemology, Richard Fumerton explores its implications for traditional skeptical concerns. When one fully understands these implications, Fumerton argues, one will see philosophical usefulness of a foundationalism relying on acquaintance. Contending that the externalist response to skepticism is too quick and easy, Fumerton defends a version of internalism, but in doing so puts into stark relief the radically different alternatives for dealing with skepticism that our metaepistemological views force upon us.

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Metaepistemology and Skepticism offers both a powerful defense of skepticism and a highly sophisticated and detailed tour through contemporary epistemology. Anyone interested in these matters will profit from a careful study of this fine book.--Jonathan Dancy, University of Reading

Preface
Metaepistemology and Normative Epistemologyp. 1
The Structure of Skeptical Arguments and Its Metaepistemological Implicationsp. 29
Internalist and Externalist Foundationalismp. 55
Externalist Versions of Foundationalismp. 95
Coherence Theories of Truth and Justificationp. 131
Externalism and Skepticismp. 159
Internalism and Skepticismp. 183
Referencesp. 225
Indexp. 231
About the Authorp. 235
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ISBN: 9780847681075
ISBN-10: 0847681076
Series: Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21st November 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.75  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.38

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