Oxford Studies in Epistemology: Volume 3

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 publishes 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 ...

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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 publishes 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 the philosophy of perception relevant to epistemology

*topics in cognitive science, computer science, developmental, cognitive, and social psychology that bear directly on traditional epistemological questions

*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: 9780199584093
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,206,903
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamar Szabo Gendler is Professor of Philosophy at Yale University

John Hawthorne is Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford

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Table of Contents

1. Putting a Value on Beauty, Rachael Briggs
2. Skeptical Success, Troy Cross
3. Seeing What You're Doing, John Gibbons
4. Unravelling the Tangled Web: Continuity, Internalism, Uniqueness and Self-Locating Belief, Chris Meacham
5. Confidence and Coarse-Grained Attitudes, Scott Sturgeon
6. There Are No Rational Pairs of Contradictory Beliefs (Whatever Some Philosophers of Language Say), Jonathan Sutton
7. Evidential Symmetry and Mushy Credence, Roger White
Special Theme: Social Epistemology Guest Editor: Alvin Goldman
8. Systems-Oriented Social Epistemology, Alvin Goldman
9. The Aggregation of Propositional Attitudes: Towards a General Theory, Franz Dietrich & Christian List
10. Can There Be Institutional Virtues?, Miranda Fricker
11. Selective Trust in Testimony: Children's Evaluation of the Message, the Speaker and the Speech Act, Melissa Koenig
12. What Should We Do When We Disagree?, Jennifer Lackey
13. Reconsidering Authority: Scientific Expertise, Bounded Rationality, and Epistemic Backtracking, Michael Strevens

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