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The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology

The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology

John Greco (Editor), Ernest Sosa (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-20291-2 January 1999 Wiley-Blackwell 476 Pages


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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.
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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"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
* 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.