The Theory of Knowledge: A Thematic Introduction / Edition 1

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Written in an engaging and accessible style, The Theory of Knowledge: A Thematic Introduction explains the main ideas and problems of contem porary epistemology, the philosophical study of knowledge. Comprehensi ve and rich in illustrations and examples, it deals with major topics while avoiding technical detail. It introduces traditional topics in e pistemology within the context of contemporary debates about the defin ition, sources, and limits of human knowledge. It also relates epistem ology to work in cognitive science and defends a plausible version of explanationism regarding epistemological method. A glossary of importa nt epistemological terms and suggestions for further reading enhance t he volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195094664
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/11/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,002,385
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Loyola University, Chicago

Clarion University, Pennsylvania

Parmly Hearing Institute, Loyola University, Chicago

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Table of Contents

1 Epistemology: A First Look 1
2 Explaining Knowledge 23
3 Belief 41
4 Truth 59
5 Justification and Beyond 77
6 Sources of Knowledge 101
7 Rationality 123
8 Skepticism 149
9 Epistemology and Explanation 165
Glossary 187
References 193
Further Reading 199
Index 207
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