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Title Epistemology : the big questions / edited by Linda Martin Alcoff
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 1998


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Description xii, 445 pages ; 25 cm
Series Philosophy, the big questions ; 3
Philosophy, the big questions ; 3
Contents Pt. 1. What is Knowledge? 1. Meditations / Rene Descartes. 2. On Certainty / Ludwig Wittgenstein. 3. The Right to Be Sure / A. J. Ayer. 4. Epistemology's End / Catherine Z. Elgin -- Pt. 2. How are Beliefs Justified? 5. Internalism and Externalism in Epistemology / William P. Alston. 6. The General Conditions of Knowledge: Justification / Carl Ginet. 7. What is Justified Belief? / Alvin Goldman. 8. Contextualism and Knowledge Attributions / Keith DeRose. 9. Taking Subjectivity into Account / Lorraine Code. 10. The Practices of Justification / Alessandra Tanesini -- Pt. 3. What is the Structure of Knowledge? 11. The Myth of the Given / Roderick Chisholm. 12. The Raft and the Pyramid / Ernest Sosa. 13. The Elements of Coherentism / Laurence BonJour. 14. The Hermeneutic Circle / Hans-Georg Gadamer -- Pt. 4. What is Naturalized Epistemology? 15. Epistemology Naturalized / W. V. O. Quine. 16. What is "Naturalized Epistemology"? / Jaegwon Kim. 17. Putting Naturalized Epistemology to Work / Phyllis Rooney -- Pt. 5. What is Truth? 18. The Minimal Theory / Paul Horwich. 19. Language, Truth and Reason / Ian Hacking. 20. Pragmatism, Relativism, and Irrationalism / Richard Rorty -- Pt. 6. What if we don't Know Anything at all? 21. Cartesian Skepticism and Inference to the Best Explanation / Jonathan Vogel. 22. Skepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge / Barry Stroud. 23. Othello's Doubt/Desdemona's Death: The Engendering of Scepticism / Naomi Scheman -- Pt. 7. How is Epistemology Political? 24. The "Maleness" of Reason / Genevieve Lloyd. 25. Alternative Epistemologies / Charles W. Mills. 26. Idols of the Cave / Mary Tiles and Jim Tiles
Summary 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. Students of epistemology will be able to learn about and assess a wider range of epistemological issues than any other existing anthology can currently provide. Organized specifically with courses in mind, Epistemology: the Big Questions is accessible to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Knowledge, Theory of.
Author Alcoff, Linda.
LC no. 97051452
ISBN 0631205799
0631205802 paperback