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Knowledge and Its Limits / Edition 1
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Knowledge and Its Limits / Edition 1

by Timothy Williamson
 

ISBN-10: 019925656X

ISBN-13: 9780199256563

Pub. Date: 12/19/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower's environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analyzing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts new

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Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower's environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analyzing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts new light on such philosophical problems as scepticism, evidence, probability and assertion, realism and anti-realism, and the limits of what can be known. The arguments are illustrated by rigorous models based on epistemic logic and probability theory. The result is a new way of doing epistemology and a notable contribution to the philosophy of mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199256563
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/19/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. A State of Mind
3. Primeness
4. Anti-Luminosity
5. Margins and Iterations
6. An Application
7. Sensitivity
8. Scepticism
9. Evidence
10. Evidential Probability
11. Assertion
12. Structural
Unknowability
Appendices
Bibliography
Index

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