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The Bloomsbury companion to epistemology

Author: Andrew Cullison
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Series: Bloomsbury companions; Bloomsbury companions.
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For anyone looking to better understand the topics at the centre of contemporary epistemology, The Bloomsbury Companion to Epistemology presents a valuable guide. This up-to-date Companion covers all the fundamental questions asked by epidemiologists today - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Fifteen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bloomsbury companion to epistemology
(OCoLC)894610866
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Cullison
ISBN: 9781472585783 147258578X
OCLC Number: 898214256
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Contributors; Introduction Epistemology: A Brief Historical Overview and Some Puzzles about Methodology; Epistemology: A brief historical overview; Epistemology: Methodology; Conclusion; Problems for the standard method; Skepticism about intuitions; Feminist epistemology; Epistemic relativism; Outline of the chapters; Notes; References; Chapter 1 The Nature of Knowledge; Background; Renewal; Ultratraditionalism for a new reason; Contextual infallibility; Naturalistic antitraditionalism; Nonnaturalistic antitraditionalism; Virtue; Conclusion; Notes. Chapter 2 FoundationalismPreliminary remarks; Characterizing basic beliefs more precisely; The capaciousness of foundationalism; On the very idea of a basic belief; On experiential foundationalism; On behalf of foundationalism; The Sellarsian Dilemma; Notes; References; Chapter 3 Coherentism; Coherentism and regress; From schematic to substantive coherentism; Arguments against coherentism; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4 Infinitism; Introduction; The epistemic regress argument; Outline of the four "solutions" to the regress problem; The initial plausibility of the foundationalist solution. The problems with the foundationalist and coherentist solutionsInfinitism: A sketch and defense against objections; Notes; Chapter 5 Evidentialism; What is evidentialism?; In favor of evidentialism; Problems with competing theories; Objections to evidentialism; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 6 Reliabilism; Introduction; Process Reliabilism as a theory of doxastic justification; Process Reliabilism as a theory of knowledge; Objections to Process Reliabilism; An extension: Testimony; Notes; References; Chapter 7 Proper Functionalism; Introduction; Motivations for proper functionalism. Formulating a proper functionalist analysis of warrantObjections to proper functionalism; Further directions; Notes; References; Chapter 8 Skepticism and Justification; Introduction; Local skepticism directed at justified belief; Responses to the arguments for localjustification skepticism; Externalist responses to justification skepticism; Skepticism concerning knowledge: A postscript; Notes; References; Chapter 9 Epistemic Relativism; Notes; Chapter 10 A Priori Knowledge: The Conceptual Approach; Introduction; The state of play; The problem; A solution; Concluding remarks; Notes; References. Chapter 11 Contextualism and Interest-Relative InvariantismThree arguments for the Contextualism/IRI Disjunction; Contextualism; Interest-Relative Invariantism; Conclusion: Tentative Verdicts about Two Important Issues; Notes; References; Chapter 12 Formal Epistemology; Dedicated in memory of Horacio Arló-Costa; Why be formal?; Coherence and dilation; The FIE-Model of inquiry14; Notes; References; Chapter 13 Experimental Epistemology; Gettier and Truetemp; Error possibilities and stakes; Knowledge and action; Larger methodological issues; Conclusion; Notes; References.
Series Title: Bloomsbury companions; Bloomsbury companions.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Cullison.

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For anyone looking to better understand the topics at the centre of contemporary epistemology, The Bloomsbury Companion to Epistemology presents a valuable guide. This up-to-date Companion covers all the fundamental questions asked by epidemiologists today - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Fifteen specially-commissioned essays from a respected team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and the new directions the field is taking, such as: • Foundational.

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