Epistemology Futures

Paperback | March 10, 2006

EditorStephen Hetherington

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How might epistemology build upon its past and present, so as to be better in the future? Epistemology Futures takes bold steps towards answering that question. What methods will best serve epistemology? Which phenomena and concepts deserve more attention from it? Are there approaches andassumptions that have impeded its progress until now? This volume contains provocative essays by prominent epistemologists, presenting many new ideas for possible improvements in how to do epistemology. Doubt is cast upon the powers of conceptual analysis and of epistemological intuition. Surprisingaspects of knowledge are noticed. What is it? What is it not? Scepticism's limits are traced. What threatens us as potential knowers? What does not? The nature and special significance of inquiry, of normative virtues, of understanding, and of disagreement are elucidated, all with an eye onsharpening epistemology's future focus. There is definite insight and potential foresight. How might real epistemological progress occur in the future? Epistemology Futures offers some intriguing clues.

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How might epistemology build upon its past and present, so as to be better in the future? Epistemology Futures takes bold steps towards answering that question. What methods will best serve epistemology? Which phenomena and concepts deserve more attention from it? Are there approaches andassumptions that have impeded its progress until...

Stephen Hetherington is at University of New South Wales.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:March 10, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199273324

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Table of Contents

1. Stephen Hetherington: Introduction: epistemological progress2. Hilary Kornblith: Appeals to intuition and the ambitions of epistemology3. Jonathan M. Weinberg: What's epistemology for? The case for neopragmatism in normative metaepistemology4. Paul M. Churchland: Inner spaces and outer spaces: the new epistemology5. Stephen Hetherington: How to know (that knowledge-that is knowledge-how)6. Christopher Hookway: Epistemology and inquiry: the primacy of practice7. Adam Morton: Knowing what to think about: when epistemology meets the theory of choice8. Linda Zagzebski: Ideal agents and ideal observers in epistemology9. William G. Lycan: On the Gettier Problem problem10. A. C. Grayling: Epistemic finitude and the framework of inference11. Mark Kaplan: If you know, you can't be wrong12. Catherine Z. Elgin: From knowledge to understanding13. Richard Feldman: Epistemological puzzles about disagreement