Naturalizing Epistemology

Paperback | January 10, 1994

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The second edition of Naturalizing Epistemology has been updated and expanded to include seven new articles that take up ongoing debates in the field. As with the first edition, it explores the interaction between psychology and epistemology and addresses empirical questions about how we should arrive at our beliefs, and whether the processes by which we arrive at our beliefs are the ones by which we ought to arrive at our beliefs.The new material includes a critical examination of Quine's views on epistemology by Jaegwon Kim and an interesting psychological approach to our understanding of natural kinds by Ellen Markman. In other new chapters Jerry Fodor places the notion of observation in a naturalistic perspective, Christopher Cherniak shows how work in the theory of computational complexity bears on the form of an epistemological theory, and Alvin Goldman looks at the relationship between our ordinary epistemological concepts and those of a scientific epistemol­ogy.The prospects for improving our inductive inferences are examined by John Holland, Keith Holyoak, Richard Nisbett, and Paul Thagard, and Stephen Stich suggests a way in which normative concepts may be integrated into a naturalistic epistemology. The book retains articles by W. V. 0. Quine, Alvin I. Goldman, Hilary Kornblith, Philip Kircher, Michael Friedman, Fred Dretske, Richard Nisbett and Lee Ross, Gilbert Harman, and Stephen P. Stich.Hilary Kornblith is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vermont.

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The second edition of this book has been updated and expanded to include seven new articles that take up ongoing debates in the field. The new material includes a critical examination of Quine's views on epistemology by Jagegwon Kim and an interesting psychological approach to our understanding of natural kinds by Ellen Markman.

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The second edition of Naturalizing Epistemology has been updated and expanded to include seven new articles that take up ongoing debates in the field. As with the first edition, it explores the interaction between psychology and epistemology and addresses empirical questions about how we should arrive at our beliefs, and whether the pr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:490 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:January 10, 1994Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:0262610906

ISBN - 13:9780262610902

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The second edition of this book has been updated and expanded to include seven new articles that take up ongoing debates in the field. The new material includes a critical examination of Quine's views on epistemology by Jagegwon Kim and an interesting psychological approach to our understanding of natural kinds by Ellen Markman.