Epistemology: A Guide

Epistemology: A Guide

by John Turri
     
 

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Designed to accompany Epistemology: An Anthology or stand alone as a concise primer, this is a straightforward and accessible introduction to contemporary epistemology for those studying the topic for the first time.

  • A step-by-step introduction to contemporary epistemology, with coverage of skepticism, epistemic justification, epistemic closure

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Overview

Designed to accompany Epistemology: An Anthology or stand alone as a concise primer, this is a straightforward and accessible introduction to contemporary epistemology for those studying the topic for the first time.

  • A step-by-step introduction to contemporary epistemology, with coverage of skepticism, epistemic justification, epistemic closure, virtue epistemology, naturalized epistemology, and more
  • Explains the main arguments of the most influential publications from the last 50 years
  • Contextualizes key concepts and themes, instead of treating them in isolation
  • Straightforward and accessible for those studying the topic for the first time
  • Designed to accompany the second edition of Epistemology: An Anthology (Wiley Blackwell, 2008), but stands on its own as a concise introduction to the key ideas and arguments in epistemology

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The author fosters an excellent bridge to the primary sources and presents the material in a way that scarcely could be made more palatable.  Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 December 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444333701
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
787,277
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“This is a superb companion to Epistemology: An Anthology. It consists of sixty commentaries, one for each of the sixty entries in that anthology. Turri is an extremely lucid writer, with a wonderful knack for finding and laying out argumentative structure, and for explaining crucial concepts. His commentary will greatly aid student comprehension and enhance class discussion.”

—Ernest Sosa, Rutgers University

“Turri's discussions are engaging and lucid. They are written for beginning students and will serve that purpose beautifully, but they are so well done that even veteran epistemologists will find them helpful.”

—John Greco, Saint Louis University

Meet the Author

John Turri is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He specializes in epistemology, philosophy of language, experimental philosophy, and cognitive science. He is editor of Virtuous Thoughts: The Philosophy of Ernest Sosa (2013) and co-editor of Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (2nd edition, Wiley, 2013) and Virtue Epistemology: Contemporary Readings (2012).

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