Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology: Essays in Honor of Planting's Epistemology

Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology: Essays in Honor of Planting's Epistemology

by Jonathan L. Kvanvig
     
 

In his widely influential two-volume work, Warrant: The Current Debate and Warrant and Proper Function, Alvin Plantinga argued that warrant is that which explains the difference between knowledge and true belief. Plantinga not only developed his own account of warrant but also mapped the terrain of epistemology. Motivated by Plantinga's work, fourteen prominent

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In his widely influential two-volume work, Warrant: The Current Debate and Warrant and Proper Function, Alvin Plantinga argued that warrant is that which explains the difference between knowledge and true belief. Plantinga not only developed his own account of warrant but also mapped the terrain of epistemology. Motivated by Plantinga's work, fourteen prominent philosophers have written new essays investigating Plantingian warrant and its contribution to contemporary epistemology. The resulting collection, representing a broad array of views, not only gives readers a critical perspective on Plantinga's landmark work, but also provides in one volume a clear statement of the variety of approaches to the nature of warrant within contemporary epistemology, and to the connections between epistemology and metaphysics. Positions covered include internalism and externalism, reliabilism, coherentism and foundationalism, virtue theories, and defensibility theories. Alvin Plantinga responds to the essays in his own contribution.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal Of The Faculty Of Religious Studies
This is an instructive and exemplary collection of reasoning about knowledge. It introduces the reader to implications in Plantinga's perspective that can be readily pursued in examination of his other work recently and soon to be published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847681594
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Series:
Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory Series
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan L. Kvanvig is Professor of Philosophy at Texas A & M University and the author, most recently, of The Problem of Hell (Oxford University Press, 1993) and The Intellectual Virtues and the Life of the Mind (Rowman & Littlefield, 1992).

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