Warrant and Proper Function / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $18.75
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 53%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $18.75   
  • New (4) from $31.99   
  • Used (5) from $18.75   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A must for all epistemologists and philosophers of religion. Seldom is sustained philosophical argument such a joy to read."—Religious Studies Review

"...will undoubtedly generate extensive debate because of the breadth of scope, meticulous detail and resourceful argument that are so characteristic of Plantinga's work."—International Studies in Review

"The present volume and its two companions raise larger issues and promise to significantly broaden the scope and influence of this epistemological project....There is much that is provocative and of great interest in this new book from Plantinga....readers of the first two volumes will find much food for thought here, and will have their appetites whetted for the third, forthcoming volume of the trilogy."—Mind

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195078640
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 862,659
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 6.13 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Notre Dame
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Warrant: A First Approximation 3
2 Warrant: Objections and Refinements 21
3 Exploring the Design Plan: Myself and My Past 48
4 Other Persons and Testimony 65
5 Perception 89
6 A Priori Knowledge 102
7 Induction 122
8 Epistemic Probability: Some Current Views 137
9 Epistemic Conditional Probability: The Sober Truth 159
10 Coherence, Foundations, and Evidence 176
11 Naturalism versus Proper Function? 194
12 Is Naturalism Irrational? 216
Index 239
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)