Human Knowledge: Classical and Contemporary Approaches / Edition 3

Human Knowledge: Classical and Contemporary Approaches / Edition 3

by Paul K. Moser, Arnold vander Nat
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195149661

ISBN-13: 9780195149661

Pub. Date: 08/29/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Offering a unique and wide-ranging examination of the theory of knowledge, the new edition of this comprehensive collection deftly blends readings from the foremost classical sources with the work of important contemporary philosophical thinkers. Human Knowledge: Classical and Contemporary Approaches, 3/e, offers philosophical examinations of epistemology from

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Offering a unique and wide-ranging examination of the theory of knowledge, the new edition of this comprehensive collection deftly blends readings from the foremost classical sources with the work of important contemporary philosophical thinkers. Human Knowledge: Classical and Contemporary Approaches, 3/e, offers philosophical examinations of epistemology from ancient Greek and Roman philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus); medieval philosophy (Augustine, Aquinas); early modern philosophy (Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, Kant); classical pragmatism and Anglo-American empiricism (James, Russell, Ayer, Lewis, Carnap, Quine, Rorty); and other influential Anglo-American philosophers (Chisholm, Kripke, Moore, Wittgenstein, Strawson, Putnam).
Organized chronologically and thematically, Human Knowledge, 3/e, features exceptionally broad coverage and nontechnical selections that are easily accessible to students. An ideal text for both undergraduate and graduate courses in epistemology, it is enhanced by the editors' substantial general introduction, section overviews, and up-to-date bibliographies. The third edition offers expanded selections on contemporary epistemology and adds selections by Thomas Reid, Richard Rorty, David B. Annis, Richard Feldman and Earl Conee, Ernest Sosa, Barry Stroud, and Louise M. Antony. Human Knowledge, 3/e, offers an unparalleled introduction to our ancient struggle to understand our own intellectual experience.

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ISBN-13:
9780195149661
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/29/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
660,802
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

*=New to the third edition
General Introduction: Human Knowledge—Its Nature, Sources, and Limits, Paul K. Moser and Arnold vander Nat
PART I. CLASSICAL SOURCES
Greek and Medieval Sources
1. Plato (c. 427-c.347 B.C.)
Meno; Phaedo; Republic; Theaetetus
2. Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
Posterior Analytics; De Anima
3. Sextus Empiricus (A.D. 175?-225?)
Outlines of Pyrrhonism
4. Augustine (A.D. 354-430)
Contra Academicos; De Civitas Dei
5. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Summa Theologiae
Early Modern Sources
6. René Descartes (1596-1650)
Meditations on First Philosophy
7. John Locke (1632-1704)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
8. Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716)
Introduction to New Essays on the Human Understanding
9. George Berkeley (1685-1753)
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
10. David Hume (1711-1776)
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
11. * Thomas Reid (1710-1796)
Inquiry into the Human Mind
12. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
PART II. CONTEMPORARY SOURCES
Pragmatism and Empiricism
13. William James (1842-1910)
The Will to Believe
14. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
Appearance, Reality, and Knowledge By Acquaintance
15. A.J. Ayer (1910-1989)
Verification and Philosophy
16. Clarence Irving Lewis (1883-1965)
The Pragmatic Element in Knowledge
17. Rudolf Carnap (1891-1970)
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology
18. W.V. Quine (1908-2000)
Two Dogmas of Empiricism
19. * Richard Rorty
Pragmatism, Relativism, and Irrationalism
The Analysis of Knowledge
20. Edmund Gettier
Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
21. Richard Feldman
An Alleged Defect in Gettier Counter-Examples
22. John Pollock
The Gettier Problem
A Priori Knowledge
23. Clarence Irving Lewis (1883-1965)
A Pragmatic Conception of the A Priori
24. Roderick M. Chisholm (1916-1999)
The Truths of Reason
25. Saul A. Kripke
A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and Contingency
Justified Belief
26. William P. Alston
Concepts of Epistemic Justification
27. Ernest Sosa
The Raft and the Pyramid: Coherence versus Foundations in the Theory of Knowledge
28. * David B. Annis
A Contextualist Theory of Epistemic Justification
29. * Richard Feldman and Earl Conee
Evidentialism
30. Stephen Stich
Reflective Equilibrium, Analytic Epistemology, and the Problem of Cognitive Diversity
Skepticism
31. G. E. Moore (1873-1958)
Proof of an External World
32. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness
33. P.F. Strawson
Skepticism, Naturalism, and Transcendental Arguments
34. * Ernest Sosa
Philosophical Scepticism and Epistemic Circularity
35. * Barry Stroud
Scepticism, 'Externalism', and the Goal of Epistemology
Epistemology and Psychology
36. W.V. Quine (1908-2000)
Epistemology Naturalized
37. Hilary Putnam
Why Reason Can't Be Naturalized
38. Alvin I. Goldman
Epistemic Folkways and Scientific Epistemology
39. * Louis M. Antony
Quine as Feminist: The Radical Import of Naturalized Epistemology
Name Index
Subject Index

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