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Atkinson, David

Overview
Works: 11 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 632 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, htt, Other
Classifications: BD161, 111.6
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Most widely held works by David Atkinson
Fading foundations : probability and the regress problem by David Atkinson( )

26 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book addresses the age-old problem of infinite regresses in epistemology. How can we ever come to know something if knowing requires having good reasons, and reasons can only be good if they are backed by good reasons in turn? The problem has puzzled philosophers ever since antiquity, giving rise to what is often called Agrippa's Trilemma. The current volume approaches the old problem in a provocative and thoroughly contemporary way. Taking seriously the idea that good reasons are typically probabilistic in character, it develops and defends a new solution that challenges venerable philosophical intuitions and explains why they were mistakenly held. Key to the new solution is the phenomenon of fading foundations, according to which distant reasons are less important than those that are nearby. The phenomenon takes the sting out of Agrippa's Trilemma; moreover, since the theory that describes it is general and abstract, it is readily applicable outside epistemology, notably to debates on infinite regresses in metaphysics. The book is a potential game-changer and a must for any advanced student or researcher in the field
Exercises in quantum field theory : a self-contained book of questions and answers by David Atkinson( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong interaction physics : Heidelberg-Karlsruhe international summer institute in theoretical physics by Heidelberg-Karlsruhe International Summer Institute in Theoretical Physics( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Are Thought Experiments Poor Ones? by Adriana Johanna Maria Peijnenburg( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Till at last there remain nothing" Hume's Treatise 1.4.1 in contemporary perspective by David Atkinson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correction to: "Till at last there remain nothing" Hume's Treatise 1.4.1 in contemporary perspective by David Atkinson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fading foundations : probability and the regress problem
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Exercises in quantum field theory : a self-contained book of questions and answers
Alternative Names
Atkinson, D.

Atkinson, D. 1939-

David Atkinson Ph.D. University of Cambridge 1964

Languages
English (45)

German (1)