2: The Challenge of Skepticism
4: Warrant as Justification
5: Justification, Defeaters, and Basing
6: Externalist Theories of Warrant
7: Epistemic Evaluation
8: A New Theory of Knowledge, Part 1: The Desiderata and Non-Human Knowledge
9. A New Theory of Knowledge Part 2: Human Knowledge
"This book is a much needed up-to-date introduction to the central issues in epistemology. Its lucid and lively prose is ideal for introducing students to the concerns of the epistemological vanguard."
Stewart Cohen, University of Arizona
"In this eminently readable book, Evans and Smith provide the most up-to-date introduction to the analysis of knowledge on the market. If you want to be on top of current and future trends in epistemology, read this book."
Peter Graham, University of California Riverside
"This is a fine introduction to epistemology. Well informed, interesting, and clearly written, it makes recent debates lucidly accessible to beginners."
Ernest Sosa, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
"Detailed, subtle, and sophisticated, this book does an excellent job discussing many of the central issues in traditional epistemology."
Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern University
- An engaging, accessible new textbook specifically designed to introduce students to all aspects of the theory of knowledge
- Covers all of the classic accounts of the field, as well as encompassing recent developments in a special ‘current trends' section
- Students are expertly guided through all of the central theories and debates, including issues around skepticism, justification and contextualism. The authors also advance their own groudnbreaking theory of knowledge, incorporating research on animal cognition
- This will be essential reading to students taking a range of courses in epistemology and the theory of knowledge