Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology

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Nicholas Wolterstorff's comparative analysis of Thomas Reid's epistemology relates Reid's philosophy to present-day epistemological discussions. This timely and relevant volume will be of great interest to historians of philosophy as well as philosophers concerned with epistemology and the philosophy of mind. Hb ISBN (2000): 0-521-79013-1

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"Wolterstorff strikes the right balance between precision and fidelity to Reid's text, and a briskly-paced treatment that enables the reader to keep the main lines of Reid's thought in mind without having to be constantly reminded of them. This, along with the book's manageable size and eminent readability, should assure the book a wide audience, including a substantial "crossover" group between history, epistemology, and history of philosophy." Stephen Darwall, University of Michigan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521539302
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Modern European Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Reid's questions; 2. The way of ideas: structure and motivation; 3. Reid's opening attack: nothing is explained; 4. The attack continues: there's not the resemblance; 5. Reid's analysis of perception: the standard schema; 6. An exception (or two) to Reid's Standard Schema; 7. The epistemology of testimony; 8. Reid's way with the skeptic; 9. Common sense; 10. In conclusion: living wisely in the darkness; Index.

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