Epistemology: New Essays

Paperback | August 1, 2008

EditorQuentin Smith

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This volume offers a view of the current state of play in epistemology, in the form of twelve new essays by some of the philosophers who have most influenced the course of debates in recent years. Topics include epistemic justification, solipsism, skepticism, and modal, moral, naturalistic,and probabilistic epistemology. Such approaches as reliabilism, evidentialism, infinitism, and virtue epistemology are here developed further by the philosophers who pioneered them.

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This volume offers a view of the current state of play in epistemology, in the form of twelve new essays by some of the philosophers who have most influenced the course of debates in recent years. Topics include epistemic justification, solipsism, skepticism, and modal, moral, naturalistic,and probabilistic epistemology. Such approa...

Quentin Smith is University Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University,

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Knowledge1. Hilary Kornblith: Knowledge Needs No Justification2. Peter Klein: Useful FalsehoodsPart Two: Evidence and Justification3. Alvin Goldman: Immediate Justification and Process Reliabilism4. Earl Conee and Richard Feldman: Evidence5. Anthony Brueckner: Experiential JustificationPart Three: Solipsism6. Ernest Sosa: Skepticism and Perceptual Knowledge7. Marian David and Ted A. Warfield: Knowledge-Closure and SkepticismPart Four: Modal Epistemology and Moral Epistemology8. George Bealer: Modal Error9. Robert Audi: Rational Disagreement as a Challenge to Practical Ethics and Moral Theory: An Essay in Moral EpistemologyPart Five: Epistemology of Rationality, Probability, and Nonformal Inferences10. John Pollock: Irrationality and Cognition11. Timothy Williamson: Why Epistemology can't be Operationalized12. Panayot Butchvarov: Epistemology Dehumanized