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Blackwell Guide to Epistemology

Blackwell Guide to Epistemology - 99 edition

Blackwell Guide to Epistemology - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780631202912

ISBN10: 0631202919

Blackwell Guide to Epistemology by John Greco and Ernest Sosa - ISBN 9780631202912
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 1999
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Blackwell Guide to Epistemology by John Greco and Ernest Sosa - ISBN 9780631202912

ISBN13: 9780631202912

ISBN10: 0631202919

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Edition: 99

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Summary

Written by an international assembly of leading philosophers, this volume includes seventeen newly-commissioned full-length survey articles on the central topics of epistemology.

Topics include: Skepticism, Realism, Contextualism, Moral Epistemology, Religious Epistemology, Internalism and Externalism, Naturalized Epistemology, Rationality, Foundationalism and Coherentism, Feminist Epistemology, Post-Modernism and Epistemology on the Continent, and Social Epistemology.

Each essay in the volume incorporates background material serving to clarify the history and logic of the relevant topic; as well as new material by a leading author in the field. Accordingly, the volume will be a valuable resource for a broad range of scholars and students, including experts in epistemology.

Author Bio

Greco, John : Fordham University

John Greco is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. His essays on epistemology, moral theory, and philosophy of religion have appeared in such journals as American Philosophical Quarterly, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

Sosa, Ernest : Brown University

Ernest Sosa is Romeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology at Brown University. He is co-editor (with Jonathan Dancy) of the Companion to Epistemology (Blackwell 1993), the Companion to Metaphysics (with Jaegwon Kim, Blackwell 1994), Metaphysics: an Anthology (with Jaegwon Kim, Blackwell 1998), and Epistemology: an Anthology (with Jaegwon Kim, Blackwell 1999). He is series editor of Great Debates in Philosophy (Blackwell) and is author of Knowledge in Perspective (1993).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction: What is Epistemology? John Greco (Fordham University)


Part I: Traditional Problems of Epistemology:

1. Scepticism: Michael Williams (Northwestern University)
2. Realism, Objectivity and Scepticism: Paul K. Moser (Loyola University of Chicago)
3. What is Knowledge? Linda Zagzebski (Loyola Marymount University)
4. The Dialectic of Foundationalism and Coherentism: Laurence BonJour (University of Washington)

Part II: The Nature of Epistemic Evaluation:

5. Skepticism and the Internal/External Divide: Ernest Sosa (Brown University)
6. In Defence of a Naturalised Epistemology: Hilary Kornblith (University of Vermont)
7. Methodological Naturalism in Epistemology: Richard Feldman (University of Rochester)
8. Contextualism: an Explanation and Defence: Keith DeRose
9. Rationality: Keith Lehrer (University of Arizona)

Part III: Varieties of Knowledge:

10. Perceptual Knowledge: William Alston (Syracuse University)
11. The A Priori: George Bealer (University of Colorado)
12. Moral Knowledge and Ethical Pluralism: Robert Audi (University of Nebraska)
13. Epistemology of Religion: Nicholas Wolterstorff (Yale University)

Part IV: New Directions:

14. Feminist Epistemology: Helen Longino (University of Minnesota)
15. Social Epistemology: Frederick Schmitt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
16. Procedural Epistemology - At the Interface of Philosophy and AI: John L. Pollock (University of Arizona)
17. Hermeneutics as Epistemology: Merold Westphal (Fordham University)

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