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A Companion to Epistemology, 2nd Edition

A Companion to Epistemology, 2nd Edition

Jonathan Dancy (Editor), Ernest Sosa (Editor), Matthias Steup (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31509-7

Dec 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

832 pages

$191.99

Description

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
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

  • 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
""Recommended. Libraries supporting lower-level undergraduates through graduate students"". (Choice, October 2010)
  • 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