The Epistemology of Belief by H. VahidThe Epistemology of Belief by H. Vahid

The Epistemology of Belief

byH. Vahid

Hardcover | October 24, 2008

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This book offers a challenge to certain epistemic features of belief, resulting in a unified and coherent picture of the epistemology of belief. The author examines current ideas in a number of areas, beginning with the truth-directed nature of belief in the context of the so-called 'Moore's paradoxes'. He then investigates the sensitivity of beliefs to evidence by exploring how sensory experiences can confer justifications on the beliefs they give rise to, and provides an account of the basing relation problem. The consequences of these arguments are carefully considered, particularly the issues involving the problem of easy knowledge and warrant transmission. Finally, he focuses on the purported fallibility of beliefs and our knowledge of their contents, arguing that the fallible/infallible distinction is best understood in terms of externalist/internalist conceptions of knowledge, and that the thesis of content externalism does not threaten the privileged character of self-knowledge.
HAMID VAHID is Professor of Philosophy and the Head of the Analytic Philosophy Faculty at the Institute for Fundamental Sciences in Tehran, Iran. He is the author ofEpistemic Justification and the Skeptical Challengeand has published work in several journals includingPhilosophical Studies,Philosophy and Phenomenological Research,Synthe...
Title:The Epistemology of BeliefFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.87 inPublished:October 24, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230201466

ISBN - 13:9780230201460


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Truth and the Aim of Belief Belief, Interpretation and Moore's Paradox Belief, Sensitivity and Safety Basic Beliefs and the Problem of Nondoxastic Justification Experience as Reason for Beliefs The Problem of the Basing Relation Basic Beliefs, Easy Knowledge and the Problem of Warrant Transfer Belief, Justification and Fallibility Knowledge of our Beliefs and Privileged Access Notes References Index