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Overview

Oxford Studies in Epistemology is a biennial publicaton which offers a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this important field. Under the guidance of a distinguished editorial board composed of leading philosophers in North America, Europe and Australasia, it will publish exemplary papers in epistemology, broadly construed. Topics within its purview include:
*traditional epistemological questions concerning the nature of belief, justification, and knowledge, the status of scepticism, the nature of the a priori, etc;
*new developments in epistemology, including movements such as naturalized epistemology, feminist epistemology, social epistemology, and virtue epistemology, and approaches such as contextualism;
*foundational questions in decision-theory;
*confirmation theory and other branches of philosophy of science that bear on traditional issues in epistemology;
*topics in cognitive science, computer science, developmental, cognitive, and social psychology that bear directly on traditional epistemological questions; and
*work that examines connections between epistemology and other branches of philosophy, including work on testimony and the ethics of belief.

Anyone wanting to understand the latest developments at the leading edge of the discipline can start here.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199237067
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Series: Oxford Studies in Epistemology Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Yale University

Oxford University

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Papers
1. Does Murphy's Law Apply in Epistemology?: Self-Doubt and Rational Ideals, David Christensen
2. An Opinionated Guide to Epistemic Modality, Kai von Fintel & Anthony Gillies
3. Epistemic Conservatism: Theft or Honest Toil?, Richard Fumerton
4. The Evolution of Irrationality: Insights from Non-human Primates, Laurie Santos
5. Basic Justification and the Moorean Response to the Skeptic, Nico Silins
Symposium
6. Rational Credence and the Value of Truth, Allan Gibbard
7. Rationality and Self-Confidence, Frank Arntzenius
8. A Note on Gibbard's Rational Credence and the Value of Truth,, Eric Swanson
9. Aiming at Truth over Time: Reply to Arntzenius and Swanson, Allan Gibbard

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