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Overview


In this anthology, distinguished editors Sven Bernecker and Fred Dretske offer the most comprehensive review available of contemporary epistemology. They bring together the most important and influential writings in the field, including selections that cover frequently neglected topics such as dominant responses to skepticism, introspection, memory, and testimony. Knowledge is divided into fifteen subject areas and includes forty-one readings by eminent contributors. An accessible introduction to each subject area outlines the problems discussed in the essays that follow so that students can focus on analyzing them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198752615
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sven Bernecker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Munich.
Fred Dretske is Bella and Eloise Knapp Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Stanford University and Senior Research Scholar at Duke University.

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Table of Contents

PART I. JUSTIFIED TRUE BELIEF
Introduction
The Gettier Problem
1. Knowing as Having the Right to be Sure, A J Ayer
2. Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?, Edmund L. Gettier
3. An Alleged Defect in Gettier Counter-Examples, Richard Feldman
Responses to Gettier
4. A Causal Theory of Knowing, Alvin I Goldman
5. Knowledge: Undefeated Justified True Belief, Keith Lehrer, Thomas D Paxson, Jr.
6. Conclusive Reasons, Fred I Dretske
PART II. EXTERNALISM AND INTERNALISM
Introduction
Externalism
7. The 'Thermometer' View of Knowledge, David M Armstrong
8. Discrimination and Perceptual Knowledge, Alvin I Goldman
9. Precis of 'Knowledge and the Flow of Information', Fred I Dretske
Internalism
10. The Indispensability of Internal Justification, Roderick M Chisholm
11. The Elements of Coherentism, Laurence BonJour
12. The Coherence Theory of Knowledge, Keith Lehrer
Criticisms and Compromises
13. What's Wrong with Reliabilism?, Richard Foley
14. Externalist Theories of Empirical Knowledge, Laurence BonJour
15. A Rationale for Reliabilism, Kent Bach
16. An Internalist Externalism, William P Alston
PART III. FOUNDATIONS AND NORMS
Introduction
Foundations
17. The Given, H H Price
18. The Directly Evident, Roderick M Chisholm
19. Does Empirical Knowledge have a Foundation?, Wilfrid Sellars
Normativity
20. Naturalized Epistemology, W V Quine
21. What is Naturalized Epistemology?, Jaegwon Kim
PART IV. SKEPTICISM
Introduction
Motivations
22. Understanding Human Knowledge in General, Barry Stroud
23. A defence of Skepticism, Peter Unger
Relevant Alternatives
24. Other Minds, J L Austin
25. . Knowledge and Scepticism, Robert Nozick
26. Elusive Knowledge, David Lewis
Semantic Approaches
27. Brains in a Vat, Hilary Putnam
28. The Epistemology of Belief, Fred I Dretske
29. A Coherence Theory of Truth and Knowledge, Donald Davidson
PART V. SOURCES OF KNOWLEDGE
Introduction
Perception
30. The Causal Theory of Perception, H P Grice
31. Perception and its Objects, Peter F Strawson
Introspection
32. Individualism and Self-Knowledge, Tyler Burge
33. Content and Self-Knowledge, Paul A. Boghossian
34. Externalism and the Attitudinal Component of Self-Knowledge, Sven Bernecker
Memory and Testimony
35. Remembering, C B Martin and Max Deutscher
36. Testimony and Observation, C A J Coady
Induction
37. On Induction, Bertrand Russell
38. The Pragmatic Justification of Induction, Hans Reichenback
39. The New Riddle of Induction, Nelson Goodman
A Priori Knowledge
40. A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and Contingency, Saul A Kripke
41. A Priori Knowledge, Philip Kitcher
Index

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