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Contemporary theories of knowledge

Author: John L Pollock; Joseph Cruz
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Studies in epistemology and cognitive theory (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This updated edition includes analyses of the recent literature in epistemology. In addtion, a case is made for the strong connection between epistemology and artificial intelligence.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Pollock; Joseph Cruz
ISBN: 0847689360 9780847689361 0847689379 9780847689378
OCLC Number: 40714811
Description: xiv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Problems of Knowledge --
Cognition --
Skeptical Problems --
Knowledge and Justification --
Areas of Knowledge --
Perceptual Knowledge --
A Priori Knowledge --
Moral Knowledge --
Knowledge of Other Minds --
Memory --
Induction --
Theories of Knowledge --
Doxastic Theories --
Foundations Theories --
Coherence Theories --
Nondoxastic Theories --
Internalism --
Externalism --
Plan of the Book --
Foundations Theories --
Motivation --
Basic Beliefs --
Epistemic Ascent --
Defeasible Reasons --
Justified Belief and Undefeated Arguments --
The Problem of Perception --
Phenomenalism --
Using Induction --
Inference to the Best Explanation --
Scientific Realism --
Defeasible Reasons --
Reasoning and Memory --
Occurrent Thoughts --
Memory as a Source of Knowledge --
Genetic Arguments and Dynamic Arguments --
Primed Search --
Reconsideration of Epistemologically Basic Beliefs --
Incorrigible Appearance Beliefs --
Problems with Incorrigible Appearance Beliefs --
Prima Facie Justified Beliefs --
Problems with Prima Facie Justified Beliefs --
Problems with Foundationalism --
Coherence Theories --
Motivation --
A Taxonomy of Coherence Theories --
Positive and Negative Coherence Theories --
Linear and Holistic Coherence Theories --
The Regress Argument --
The Isolation Argument --
Holistic Positive Coherence Theories --
Lehrer's Theory --
Problems for Holistic Positive Coherence Theories --
Negative Coherence Theories --
Harman's Theory --
Problems with Negative Coherence Theories --
Nondoxastic Theories and Direct Realism.
Series Title: Studies in epistemology and cognitive theory (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: John L. Pollock and Joseph Cruz.

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