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The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology

John Greco (Editor), Ernest Sosa (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20291-2
476 pages
January 1999, ©1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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Written by an international assembly of leading philosophers, this volume includes seventeen newly-commissioned full-length survey articles on the central topics of epistemology.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents.



Introduction: What is Epistemology? John Greco (Fordham University).

Part I: Traditional Problems of Epistemology.

1. Scepticism: Michael Williams (Northwestern University).

2. Realism, Objectivity and Scepticism: Paul K. Moser (Loyola University of Chicago).

3. What is Knowledge? Linda Zagzebski (Loyola Marymount University).

4. The Dialectic of Foundationalism and Coherentism: Laurence BonJour (University of Washington).

Part II: The Nature of Epistemic Evaluation.

5. Skepticism and the Internal/External Divide: Ernest Sosa (Brown University).

6. In Defence of a Naturalised Epistemology: Hilary Kornblith (University of Vermont).

7. Methodological Naturalism in Epistemology: Richard Feldman (University of Rochester).

8. Contextualism: an Explanation and Defence: Keith DeRose.

9. Rationality: Keith Lehrer (University of Arizona).

Part III: Varieties of Knowledge.

10. Perceptual Knowledge: William Alston (Syracuse University).

11. The A Priori: George Bealer (University of Colorado).

12. Moral Knowledge and Ethical Pluralism: Robert Audi (University of Nebraska).

13. Epistemology of Religion: Nicholas Wolterstorff (Yale University).

Part IV: New Directions.

14. Feminist Epistemology: Helen Longino (University of Minnesota).

15. Social Epistemology: Frederick Schmitt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

16. Procedural Epistemology - At the Interface of Philosophy and AI: John L. Pollock (University of Arizona).

17. Hermeneutics as Epistemology: Merold Westphal (Fordham University).

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Author Information

John Greco is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. His essays on epistemology, moral theory, and philosophy of religion have appeared in such journals as American Philosophical Quarterly, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

Ernest Sosa is Romeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology at Brown University. He is co-editor (with Jonathan Dancy) of the Companion to Epistemology (Blackwell 1993), the Companion to Metaphysics (with Jaegwon Kim, Blackwell 1994), Metaphysics: an Anthology (with Jaegwon Kim, Blackwell 1998), and Epistemology: an Anthology (with Jaegwon Kim, Blackwell 1999). He is series editor of Great Debates in Philosophy (Blackwell) and is author of Knowledge in Perspective (1993).

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The Wiley Advantage

* Comprised of seventeen newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars.
* Concludes with a provocative examination of new directions and alternative voices in epistemology.
* Represents an authoritative review and unparalleled philosophical resource into the nature, possibility and legitimacy of epistemology.
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"An excellent guide to the central issues in epistemology. This volume will prove to be a valuable resource for the expert and non-expert alike." Stewart Cohen, Arizona State University
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