Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

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byBarry Stroud

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Barry Stroud has since the 1970s been one of the most original contributors to the philosophical study of human knowledge; this volume presents the best of his essays in this area. More than half of the essays are concerned with identifying clearly the question or issue that philosophicaltheories of knowledge are meant to answer, and with the role of philosophical scepticism in giving the right kind of sense to that question. Another series of essays explores possibilities within the broadly Kantian or 'transcendental' project of establishing the distinctive status and therefore special invulnerability of certain aspects of our conception of the world. Stroud's discussions of these fundamental questions are essentialreading for anyone interested in the possibility of philosophical theories of knowledge.

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Barry Stroud has since the 1970s been one of the most original contributors to the philosophical study of human knowledge; this volume presents the best of his essays in this area. More than half of the essays are concerned with identifying clearly the question or issue that philosophicaltheories of knowledge are meant to answer, and w...

Barry Stroud is Mills Professor of Metaphysics and Epistemology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Hume (1977, winner of the Matchette Prize awarded by the American Philosophical Association), The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism (1984), The Quest for Reality (1999), and another volume of philosophi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.58 inPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Scepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge (1984)2. Transcendental Arguments (1968)3. Doubts about the Legacy of Scepticism (1972)4. Taking Scepticism Seriously (1977)5. Reasonable Claims: Cavell and the Tradition6. Transcendental Arguments and 'Epistemological Naturalism' (1977)7. The Allure of Idealism (1984)8. Understanding Human Knowledge in General (1989)9. Epistemological Reflection on Knowledge of the External World (1996)10. Scepticism, 'Externalism', and the Goal of Epistemology11. Kantian Argument, Conceptual Capacities, and Invulnerability (1994)12. Radical Interpretation and Philosophical Scepticism (1999)13. The Goal of Transcendental Arguments (1999)14. The Synthetic A Priori in Strawson's Kantianism (1990)Index