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Epistemology : a contemporary introduction to the theory of knowledge

Author: Robert Audi
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge contemporary introductions to philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Epistemology, or 'the theory of knowledge', is concerned with how we know what we know, what justifies us in believing what we believe, and what standards of evidence we should use in seeking truths  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Audi
ISBN: 9780415879224 0415879221 9780415879231 041587923X
OCLC Number: 511628285
Description: xix, 404 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction; a sketch of the sources and nature of belief, justification, and knowledge --
Part One: Sources of justification, knowledge, and truth --
Perception: sensing, believing, and knowing --
Theories of perception: sense experience, appearances, and reality --
Memory: the preservation and reconstruction of the past --
Consciousness: the life of the mind --
Reason I: understanding, insight, and intellectual power --
Reason II: meaning, necessity, and provability --
Testimony: the social foundation of knowledge --
Part Two: The structure and growth of justification and knowledge --
Inference and the extension of knowledge --
The architecture of knowledge --
Part Three: the nature and scope of justification and knowledge --
The analysis of knowledge: justification, certainty, and reliability --
Knowledge, justification, and truth: internalism, externalism, and intellectual virtue --
Scientific, moral, and religious knowledge --
Skepticism I: the quest for certainty --
Skepticism II: the defense of common sense in the face of fallibility --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary introductions to philosophy.
Responsibility: Robert Audi.
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