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Epistemic issues in pragmatic perspective

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Series: American philosophy (Lanham, Md.)
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 epistêmê, the present focus is on some less assured modes of information. Its deliberations focus on such cognitively suboptimal processes as conjecture, guesswork, and plausible supposition.
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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 (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: Nicholas Rescher.

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