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After certainty : a history of our epistemic ideals and illusions

Author: Robert Pasnau
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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No part of philosophy is as disconnected from its history as is epistemology. After Certainty offers a reconstruction of that hisory, understood as a series of changing expectations about the cognitive ideal that beings such as we are might hope to achieve in a world such as this one. The story begins with Aristotle and then looks at how his epistemic program was developed through later antiquity and into the Middle  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pasnau
ISBN: 9780198801788 0198801785
OCLC Number: 990371983
Description: 384 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Lecture One: The epistemic ideal --
Lecture Two: Evident certainties --
Lecture Three: The sensory domain --
Lecture Four: Ideas and illusions --
Lecture Five: The privileged now --
Lecture Six: Deception and hope.
Responsibility: Robert Pasnau.

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After Certainty offers a reconstruction of the history of epistemology, understood as a series of changing expectations about the cognitive ideal that we might hope to achieve in this world. Pasnau  Read more...

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