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A Companion to Epistemology, 2nd Edition

Jonathan Dancy (Editor), Ernest Sosa (Editor), Matthias Steup (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3900-7
832 pages
February 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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With nearly 300 entries on key concepts, review essays on central issues, and self-profiles by leading scholars, this companion is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide to epistemology.

  • Epistemology from A-Z is comprised of 296 articles on important epistemological concepts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field
  • Includes 20 new self-profiles by leading epistemologists
  • Contains 10 new review essays on central issues of epistemology
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List of Contributors xiii

Preface to the First Edition xix

Preface to the Second Edition xxiii

Part I Ten Review Essays 1

Skepticism and Closure Anthony Brueckner 3

Contextualism Richard Feldman 12

Foundations and Coherence Michael Huemer 22

Recent Work on the Internalism–Externalism Controversy Laurence BonJour 33

A Priori Knowledge Albert Casullo 43

The Common Sense Tradition Noah Lemos 53

The Power of Perception Peter Markie 62

Virtue Epistemology John Greco 75

Social Epistemology Alvin Goldman 82

Bayesian Epistemology Alan Hájek and Stephan Hartmann 93

Part II Twenty Epistemological Self-profiles 107

Robert Audi 109

Laurence BonJour 114

Stewart Cohen 118

Earl Conee and Richard Feldman 123

Fred Dretske 130

Richard Foley 134

Richard Fumerton 139

Alvin I. Goldman 144

Gilbert Harman 152

Peter Klein 156

Hilary Kornblith 163

Keith Lehrer 168

Alvin Plantinga 173

John Pollock 178

Ernest Sosa 185

Barry Stroud 190

Michael Williams 194

Timothy Williamson 199

Crispin Wright 204

Linda Zagzebski 210

Part III Epistemology from A to Z 217

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Jonathan Dancy is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading and the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology (Blackwell, 1985), Berkeley (1987), Moral Reasons (Blackwell, 1992) and Ethics without Principles (2004).

Ernest Sosa is Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University. He is the author of Epistemic Justification: Internalism vs. Externalism, Foundations vs. Virtues (together with Laurence BonJour) in the Wiley-Blackwell series Great Debates in Philosophy (2003), A Virtue Epistemology; Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume I (2007), and Reflective Knowledge; Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume II (2009). His publications also include his replies for the volume Sosa and His Critics (edited by John Greco, 2004) in the Wiley-Blackwell series Philosophers and Their Critics, as well as numerous articles.

Matthias Steup is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He is the author of An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology (1996) and many articles in epistemology.  He edited Knowledge, Truth, and Duty: Essays on Epistemic Justification, Responsibility, and Virtue (2001), and he is co-editor with Ernest Sosa of Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (Blackwell, 2005).   

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  • Comprised of over 280 A-Z entries from leading experts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field
  • Includes a new section on review essays on basic problems to introduce readers to the main issues in the field
  • Includes new self-profile section with 20 entries by renowned epistemologists
  • Encyclopedic section extensively revised with new entries
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  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide to epistemology
  • Comprises over 260 A-Z entries from leading experts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field
  • Includes a new section of review essays on basic problems to introduce readers to the main issues in the field
  • Includes a new self-profile section with 20 entries by renowned epistemologists
See More
"Recommended. Libraries supporting lower-level undergraduates through graduate students". (Choice, October 2010)

"This excellent new edition of A Companion to Epistemology offers a thoroughly comprehensive, authoritative and cutting-edge overview of the field. It will, I'm sure, be indispensable to those working in this area for many years to come."
Duncan Pritchard, University of Edinburgh

“A comprehensive guide to epistemology. The new sections and enlargements make the Companion unique among guides to epistemology. I recommend it highly to students as well as seasoned epistemologists.”
Matthew McGrath, University of Missouri

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