Human Knowledge: Classical and Contemporary Approaches

Paperback | August 15, 2002

EditorPaul K. Moser, Arnold Vander Nat

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Offering a unique and wide-ranging examination of the theory of knowledge, the new edition of this comprehensive collection deftly blends readings from the foremost classical sources with the work of important contemporary philosophical thinkers. Human Knowledge: Classical and ContemporaryApproaches, 3/e, offers philosophical examinations of epistemology from ancient Greek and Roman philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus); medieval philosophy (Augustine, Aquinas); early modern philosophy (Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, Kant); classical pragmatism andAnglo-American empiricism (James, Russell, Ayer, Lewis, Carnap, Quine, Rorty); and other influential Anglo-American philosophers (Chisholm, Kripke, Moore, Wittgenstein, Strawson, Putnam). Organized chronologically and thematically, Human Knowledge, 3/e, features exceptionally broad coverage and nontechnical selections that are easily accessible to students. An ideal text for both undergraduate and graduate courses in epistemology, it is enhanced by the editors' substantialgeneral introduction, section overviews, and up-to-date bibliographies. The third edition offers expanded selections on contemporary epistemology and adds selections by Thomas Reid, Richard Rorty, David B. Annis, Richard Feldman and Earl Conee, Ernest Sosa, Barry Stroud, and Louise M. Antony. HumanKnowledge, 3/e, offers an unparalleled introduction to our ancient struggle to understand our own intellectual experience.

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Offering a unique and wide-ranging examination of the theory of knowledge, the new edition of this comprehensive collection deftly blends readings from the foremost classical sources with the work of important contemporary philosophical thinkers. Human Knowledge: Classical and ContemporaryApproaches, 3/e, offers philosophical examinati...

Arnold vander Nat is at Loyola University of Chicago.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 6.3 × 9.09 × 1.1 inPublished:August 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to the third editionPaul K. Moser and Arnold vander Nat: General Introduction: Human Knowledge--Its Nature, Sources, and LimitsPART I. CLASSICAL SOURCESGreek and Medieval Sources: 1. Plato (c. 427-c.347 B.C.): Meno; Phaedo; Republic; Theaetetus2. Aristotle (384-322 B.C.): Posterior Analytics; De Anima3. Sextus Empiricus (A.D. 175?-225?): Outlines of Pyrrhonism4. Augustine (A.D. 354-430): Contra Academicos; De Civitas Dei5. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274): Summa TheologiaeEarly Modern Sources: 6. Rene Descartes (1596-1650): Meditations on First Philosophy7. John Locke (1632-1704): An Essay Concerning Human Understanding8. Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716): Introduction to New Essays on the Human Understanding9. George Berkeley (1685-1753): A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge10. David Hume (1711-1776): An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding*11. Thomas Reid (1710-1796): Inquiry into the Human Mind12. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): Prolegomena to Any Future MetaphysicsPART II. CONTEMPORARY SOURCESPragmatism and Empiricism: 13. William James (1842-1910): The Will to Believe14. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970): Appearance, Reality, and Knowledge By Acquaintance15. A.J. Ayer (1910-1989): Verification and Philosophy16. Clarence Irving Lewis (1883-1965): The Pragmatic Element in Knowledge17. Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970): Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology18. W.V. Quine (1908-2000): Two Dogmas of Empiricism*19. Richard Rorty: Pragmatism, Relativism, and IrrationalismThe Analysis of Knowledge: 20. Edmund Gettier: Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?21. Richard Feldman: An Alleged Defect in Gettier Counter-Examples22. John Pollock: The Gettier ProblemA Priori Knowledge: 23. Clarence Irving Lewis (1883-1965): A Pragmatic Conception of the A Priori24. Roderick M. Chisholm (1916-1999): The Truths of Reason25. Saul A. Kripke: A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and ContingencyJustified Belief: 26. William P. Alston: Concepts of Epistemic Justification27. Ernest Sosa: The Raft and the Pyramid: Coherence versus Foundations in the Theory of Knowledge*28. David B. Annis: A Contextualist Theory of Epistemic Justification*29. Richard Feldman and Earl Conee: Evidentialism30. Stephen Stich: Reflective Equilibrium, Analytic Epistemology, and the Problem of Cognitive DiversitySkepticism: 31. G. E. Moore (1873-1958): Proof of an External World32. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951): Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness33. P.F. Strawson: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Transcendental Arguments*34. Ernest Sosa: Philosophical Scepticism and Epistemic Circularity*35. Barry Stroud: Scepticism, 'Externalism', and the Goal of EpistemologyEpistemology and Psychology: 36. W.V. Quine (1908-2000): Epistemology Naturalized37. Hilary Putnam: Why Reason Can't Be Naturalized38. Alvin I. Goldman: Epistemic Folkways and Scientific Epistemology*39. Louis M. Antony: Quine as Feminist: The Radical Import of Naturalized EpistemologyName Index: Subject Index:

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"A well-chosen collection of both classical and contemporary texts from the Western tradition in philosophy. Excellent general introduction and extremely helpful prefaces for the different parts."--Angelika Soldan, University of Texas at Brownsville