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Epistemology

Epistemology - 03 edition

Epistemology - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780133416459

ISBN10: 0133416453

Epistemology by Richard Feldman - ISBN 9780133416459
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Epistemology by Richard Feldman - ISBN 9780133416459

ISBN13: 9780133416459

ISBN10: 0133416453

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
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Summary

For courses in Epistemology.

This accessible introduction to contemporary epistemology goes beyond a survey of the major current views. Throughout, the author provides a fair and balanced blending of the standard positions on epistemology with his own carefully reasoned positions on the major issues. Content is organized around "The Standard View" --the view that we do know most of the things reflective common sense tells us we know. Skepticism is discussed as only one of several objections to the view.

Features

  • A careful, balanced blend of survey AND analysis--Provides clear neutral depictions of major extant theories; but the author offers carefully reasoned explanations when he disagrees with a position under discussion.
  • Organized around "The Standard View" --Rather than around skepticism. Discusses skepticism later in the book, as one of several objections to "The Standard View."
  • Helps keep students focused on key questions in epistemology.
  • Sophisticated yet accessible approach.
  • Makes difficult concepts clear without oversimplifying them.
  • Discussion of relativism and the possibility of rational disagreement.
  • Introduces students to an important topic of dispute in epistemological studies.

Author Bio

Feldman, Richard : University of Rochester

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. Epistemological Questions.

II. THE STANDARD VIEW.

2. The Traditional Analysis of Knowledge.
3. Modifying the Traditional Analysis of Knowledge.
4. Evidentialist Theories of Knowledge and Justification.
5. Non-evidentialist Theories of Knowledge and Justification.

III. CHALLENGES TO THE STANDARD VIEW.

6. Skepticism.
7. Epistemology and Science.
8. Relativism.