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Theory of knowledge

Author: Keith Lehrer
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000.
Series: Dimensions of philosophy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In this impressive second edition of Theory of Knowledge, Keith Lehrer introduces students to the major traditional and contemporary accounts of knowing. Beginning with the traditional definition of knowledge as justified true belief, Lehrer explores the truth, belief, and justification conditions on the way to a thorough examination of foundation theories of knowledge, the work of Platinga, externalism and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Lehrer
ISBN: 0813390532 9780813390536
OCLC Number: 44266457
Description: xv, 250 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 Analysis of Knowledge 1 --
Form and Objectives of an Analysis of Knowledge 8 --
Analysis of Knowledge 11 --
Theories of Justification 15 --
A Counterexample 18 --
Justification Without Falsity: A Fourth Condition 20 --
A Final Analysis of Knowledge 20 --
2 Truth and Acceptance 25 --
Acceptance and Knowledge 32 --
Consistency of Knowledge and Belief 32 --
Borderline Cases of Knowledge 36 --
Memory Without Knowledge 42 --
3 Foundation Theory: Infallible Foundationalism 45 --
Infallible Versus Fallible Foundationalism 46 --
Fallible Foundations 46 --
Foundation Theory in General 48 --
Foundation As a Guarantee of Truth 49 --
Incorrigible Foundations 50 --
Fallibility and Inference: Summary of the Argument 58 --
Nomological Infallibility 59 --
Meaning and Belief 59 --
Opacity of Incorrigibility 61 --
Justification As a Logical Guarantee of Truth for Nonbasic Beliefs 63 --
Phenomenalism 63 --
Objections to Phenomenalism 65 --
4 Fallible Foundations 71 --
Perceptual Belief and Independent Information 72 --
Justification and Innocent Belief 73 --
Semantics and Justification 76 --
Self-Justification and Necessary Truth 79 --
Semantic Foundationalism: A Counterexample 80 --
Contingent Self-Justification 83 --
Probability and Justification: Fallibilistic Foundationalism 85 --
Three Concepts of Probability 86 --
Probability, Truth, and Basic Belief 93 --
Summary: Competence, Success, and Coherence 94 --
5 Explanatory Coherence Theory 97 --
Regress, or the Circle 97 --
Traditional Answer: Coherence As Implication 100 --
Coherence As Explanation 101 --
On the Justification of What Is Explained 102 --
Explanatory Coherence and Justification: An Analysis 103 --
Objections and Replies to Coherence As Explanation 108 --
Self-Explanatory Beliefs 112 --
Simplicity and Conservation 118 --
6 Internal Coherence and Personal Justification 123 --
Acceptance and Belief Reconsidered 124 --
Justification and Reasonable Acceptance 125 --
Justification, Reasonableness, and Coherence 126 --
Suggestion of a Unified Theory of Knowledge 128 --
Objection Defined 130 --
Justification Game: Replying to a Critic 132 --
Answering Objections 134 --
Justification Game and the Definition of Personal Justification 136 --
A Foundationalist Objection 137 --
Principle of Trustworthiness of Acceptance 138 --
Virtuous Loop of Reason 142 --
Lottery Paradox 146 --
Advantages of Truth 147 --
7 Coherence, Truth, and Undefeated Justification 151 --
Uncharitable Possibility of Error 151 --
Undefeated Justification 153 --
A Solution: Defeat and the Ultra Justification Game 160 --
Truth Connection and the Isolation Objection 163 --
Perception, Memory, and Introspection 165 --
Knowledge of the Eliminated 166 --
A Definition of Undefeated Justification 168 --
Knowledge Reduced to Undefeated Justification 169 --
Determining Justification 173 --
8 Externalism and the Truth Connection 177 --
Naturalism 178 --
Advantages of Externalism 179 --
Naturalistic Relation 182 --
Objections to Externalism: Information Without Knowledge and the Opacity Objection 185 --
Externalism and Justification 189 --
Undefeated Justification and Reliabilism 191 --
Trustworthiness and Reliability in the Justification Game 193 --
Conversion to Irrefutable Justification 194 --
Causation and Justification: The Basing Relation 195 --
Acceptance, Belief, and Justification 198 --
Reliability and the Justification Game 198 --
Trustworthiness and Prejudice: An Objection 200 --
Externalism, Foundationalism, and Coherence: An Ecumenical Reconsideration 201 --
9 Skepticism, Virtue, and Context 205 --
Skepticism and Agnoiology 205 --
Conception and the Chance of Error 206 --
An Answer to Skepticism: Fallibility, Not Ignorance 208 --
Intellectual Virtue and Trustworthiness 209 --
Duplication Argument: An Objection 212 --
Merits of Skepticism 213 --
Skepticism and Closure: An Externalist Caveat 214 --
Trilemma of Knowledge and Skepticism 216 --
Contextualism: Another Solution 218 --
Why not Closure? 220 --
Contextualism and Trustworthiness 222 --
Insufficiency of Reliability and the Role of Explanation 223 --
Answering the Skeptic: A Concluding Discourse 224 --
Acceptance and Self-Trust: A Reply to the Skeptic 225 --
Virtuous Loop Maximizes Explanation 228.
Series Title: Dimensions of philosophy series.
Responsibility: Keith Lehrer.
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