Conceptions of Knowledge

Conceptions of Knowledge

by Stefan Tolksdorf (Editor)


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The volume “Conceptions of Knowledge” collects current essays on contemporary epistemology and philosophy of science. The essays are primarily concerned with pragmatic and contextual extensions of analytic epistemology but also deal with traditional questions like the nature of knowledge and skepticism. The topics include the connection between “knowing that” and “knowing how,” the relevance of epistemic abilities, the embedding of knowledge ascriptions in context and contrast classes, the interpretation of skeptical doubt, and the various forms of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110253580
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 12/19/2011
Series: Berlin Studies in Knowledge Research , #4
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 722
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stefan Tolksdorf, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

Table of Contents

Introduction Stefan Tolksdorf 1

Chapter 1 Knowledge, Ability, and Manifestation

Part 1 Knowledge As Ability

Knowledge and Knowing: Ability and Manifestation Stephen Hetherington 73

Wie Wissen fonktioniert John Hyman 101

Part 2 Knowledge Through Ability

Knowing Full Well Ernest Sosa 129

Die Natur von Fähigkeiten und der Zweck von Wissen John Greco 141

The Genealogy of the Concept of Knowledge and Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology Duncan Pritchard 159

Knowledge, Abilities, and Epistemic Luck: What Is Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology and What Can It Do? Stefan Tolksdorf 179

Knowledge as a Fallible Capacity Andrea Kern 215

Part 3 Knowing-How

Knowing-How: Indispensable but Inscrutable Günter Abel 245

Knowledge-How, Linguistic Intellectualism, and Ryle's Return David Löwenstein 269

Chapter 2 Knowledge in Situations: Contexts and Contrasts

Part 1 Contextualism

Two Varieties of Knowledge Gerhard Ernst 307

Nonindexical Contextualism - an Explication and Defense Nikola Kompa 329

Part 2 Contrastivism

What is Contrastivism? Jonathan Schaffer 353

Contrastive Knowledge Jonathan Schaffer 357

Contrastivism rather than Something Else? - On the Limits of Epistemic Contrastivism Peter Baumann 395

Contrastive Knowledge: Reply to Baumann Jonathan Schaffer 411

PS: Response to Schaffer's Reply Peter Baumann 425

Chapter 3 Challenging Justification - The Nature and Structure of Justification

Verantwortlichkeit und Verlässlichkeit Michael Williams 435

Justification, Deontology, and Voluntary Control Matthias Steup 461

Infinitism and the Epistemic Regress Problem Peter D. Klein 487

Das einfache Argument Steven Luper 509

What Is Transmission Failure? Anthony Brueckner 527

Chapter 4 Varieties and Forms of Knowledge: Animal, Phenomenal, and Practical Knowledge

Epistemology and Cognitive Ethology Hilary Kornblith 535

Non-Human Knowledge and Non-Human Agency Hans-Johann Glock 557

Phänomenales Wissen und der Hintergrund Claudio Roller 589

Rechtliches Wissen Thomas Gil 617

Chapter 5 Skepticism: Pragmatic Answers?

Wittgensteins Zweifel Joachim Schulte 629

Skepticism, Contextualism and Entitlement Sebastian Schmoranzer 649

Wittgenstein and Williamson on Knowing and Believing Marie Mcginn 671

Notes on Contributors 691

Index 697

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