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Epistemology: The Big Questions

ISBN: 978-0-631-20579-1
464 pages
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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As well as including the classic papers from the history of epistemology, this distinctive, wide-ranging anthology provides essential coverage of key contemporary challenges to that tradition.
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Part I: What is Knowledge?.

Part II: How Are Beliefs Justified?.

Part III: What is the Structure of Knowledge?.

Part IV: What is Naturalized Epistemology?.

Part V: What is Truth?.

Part VI: What if We Don't Know Anything At All?.

Part VII: How is Epistemology Political?.

Further Reading.
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Linda Martin Alcoff is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University. She is the author of Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory of Knowledge (1996) and co-editor of Feminist Epistemologies (1993) which was named a Critic's Choice Book for 1993 by the American Educational Studies Association.
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* Includes new papers by distinguished authors.
* Extensive treatment of currently "hot" topics.
* Helpful suggestions concerning use with the most popular single-author texts.
* Covers a much wider range of topics than the competition.
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"Professor Alcoff has assembled a first-rate new collection in epistemology. Its most obvious virtue is that it brings together classic papers in analytic epistemology with recent work in feminist epistemology, allowing comparison and cross-fertilization of work which, for too many, has been treated as if falling into altogether distinct areas. In addition, this collection is sensibly organized more thorough than most, and provided with clear and helpful introductions to each section. It will be valuable resource for both undergraduate and graduate courses." – Mark Norris, Georgetown University

"Linda Alcoff presents and organizes central debates in epistemology in a way that both illuminates and bridges diverse contemporary approaches. Her provocative juxtapositions can help to reinvigorate traditional discussions and help set new directions." – Naomi Scheman, Gothenburg University

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