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Theory of Knowledge - Keith Lehrer

Theory of Knowledge

Paperback Published: 20th September 1990
ISBN: 9780415054089
Number Of Pages: 224

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In this important new text, Keith Lehrer introduces students to the major traditional and contemporary accounts of knowing. Beginning with the accepted definition of knowledge as justified true belief, Lehrer explores the truth, belief and justification conditions on the way to a thorough examination of foundation theories of knowledge, externalism and naturalized epistemologies, internalism and modern coherence theories as well as recent reliabilist and causal theories. Lehrer gives all views careful examination and concludes that external factors must be matched by appropriate internal ones to yield knowledge.
Readers of Professor Lehrer's earlier book Knowledge will want to know that this text adopts the framework of that classic text. But Theory of Knowledge is a completely rewritten and updated version of that book that has been simplified throughout for student use.

Prefacep. xi
The Analysis of Knowledgep. 1
Truth and Acceptancep. 20
The Foundation Theory: Infallible Foundationalismp. 39
Summaryp. 62
Fallible Foundationsp. 63
Summary: Competence, Success, and Coherencep. 84
The Explanatory Coherence Theoryp. 87
Internal Coherence and Personal Justificationp. 112
Coherence, Truth, and Undefeated Justificationp. 132
Externalism and Epistemology Naturalizedp. 153
Skepticismp. 176
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780415054089
ISBN-10: 0415054087
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th September 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1