Pathways to Knowledge: Private and Public

Pathways to Knowledge: Private and Public

by Alvin I. Goldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195173678

ISBN-13: 9780195173673

Pub. Date: 04/08/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

How can we know? How can we attain justified belief? These traditional questions in epistemology have inspired philosophers for centuries. Now, in this exceptional work, Alvin Goldman, distinguished scholar and leader in the fields of epistemology and mind, approaches such inquiries as legitimate methods or "pathways" to knowledge. He examines the notion

Overview

How can we know? How can we attain justified belief? These traditional questions in epistemology have inspired philosophers for centuries. Now, in this exceptional work, Alvin Goldman, distinguished scholar and leader in the fields of epistemology and mind, approaches such inquiries as legitimate methods or "pathways" to knowledge. He examines the notion of private and public knowledge, arguing for the epistemic legitimacy of private and introspective methods of gaining knowledge, yet acknowledging the equal importance of social and public mechanisms in the quest for truth. Throughout, he addresses this opposition but proposes a rigorous framework that continues to resolve such contradictions, making this exciting text one of the most important contributions to the theory of knowledge in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195173673
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Internalism, the A Priori, and Epistemic Virtue

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