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Epistemic issues in pragmatic perspective

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Series: American philosophy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a nonstandard approach to epistemology. Where standard epistemology generally focuses on the certain knowledge the Greeks called episteme, the present focus is on some less assured  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rescher, Nicholas.
Epistemic issues in pragmatic perspective.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017044187
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 9781498563536 1498563538
OCLC Number: 1002111961
Description: xii, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sensible conjecture --
Imprecision --
Truth-contextuality and plausibility --
Managing imperfect information --
Common sense --
Terminating explanatory regress --
Quantitative epistemology --
On kinds of things --
Prediction and knowability --
Cognitive fashions --
Problems of absolute truth --
Unethical beliefs, reprehensible opinions --
Culpable ignorance --
Epistemic triage --
Inconceivable possibilities --
Optimalism in explaining the nature of things.
Series Title: American philosophy series.
Responsibility: Nicholas Rescher.

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