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Theory of Knowledge : Dimensions of Philosophy Series - Keith Lehrer

Theory of Knowledge

Dimensions of Philosophy Series

Paperback Published: August 2000
ISBN: 9780813390536
Number Of Pages: 272

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In this impressive second edition of Theory of Knowledge, Keith Lehrer introduces students to the major traditional and contemporary accounts of knowing. Beginning with the traditional 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, the work of Platinga, externalism and naturalized epistemologies, internalism and modern coherence theories, contextualism, and recent reliabilist and causal theories. Lehrer gives all views careful examination and concludes that external factors must be matched by appropriate internal factors to yield knowledge. This match of internal and external factors follows from Lehrer's new coherence theory of undefeated justification. In addition to doing justice to the living epistemological traditions, the text smoothly integrates several new lines that will interest scholars. Also, a feature of special interest is Lehrer's concept of a justification game.This second edition of Theory of Knowledge is a thoroughly revised and updated version that contains several completely new chapters. Written by a well-known scholar and contributor to modern epistemology, this text is distinguished by clarity of structure, accessible writing, and an elegant mix of traditional material, contemporary ideas, and well-motivated innovation.

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: 9780813390536
ISBN-10: 0813390532
Series: Dimensions of Philosophy Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: August 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition