Warrant and Proper Function / Edition 1

Warrant and Proper Function / Edition 1

by Alvin Plantinga
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195078640

ISBN-13: 9780195078640

Pub. Date: 05/27/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this companion volume to Warrant: The Current Debate, Alvin Plantinga develops an original approach to the question of epistemic warrant; that is what turns true belief into knowledge. He argues that what is crucial to warrant is the proper functioning of one's cognitive faculties in the right kind of cognitive environment. Although this book is in some

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In this companion volume to Warrant: The Current Debate, Alvin Plantinga develops an original approach to the question of epistemic warrant; that is what turns true belief into knowledge. He argues that what is crucial to warrant is the proper functioning of one's cognitive faculties in the right kind of cognitive environment. Although this book is in some sense a sequel to its companion volume, the arguments do not presuppose those of the first book and it stands alone as a stimulating contribution to epistemology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195078640
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/27/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
526,891
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

1Warrant: A First Approximation3
2Warrant: Objections and Refinements21
3Exploring the Design Plan: Myself and My Past48
4Other Persons and Testimony65
5Perception89
6A Priori Knowledge102
7Induction122
8Epistemic Probability: Some Current Views137
9Epistemic Conditional Probability: The Sober Truth159
10Coherence, Foundations, and Evidence176
11Naturalism versus Proper Function?194
12Is Naturalism Irrational?216
Index239

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