An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge


Author: Dan O'Brien
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509512403
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, 2nd Edition guides the reader through the key issues and debates in contemporary epistemology. Lucid, comprehensive and accessible, it is an ideal textbook for students who are new to the subject and for university undergraduates. The book is divided into five parts. Part I discusses the concept of knowledge and distinguishes between different types of knowledge. Part II surveys the sources of knowledge, considering both a priori and a posteriori knowledge. Parts III and IV provide an in-depth discussion of justification and scepticism. The final part of the book examines our alleged knowledge of the past, other minds, morality and God. In this extensively revised second edition there are expanded sections on epistemic luck, social epistemology and contextualism, and there are new sections on the contemporary debates concerning the lottery paradox, pragmatic encroachment, peer disagreement, safety, sensitivity and virtue epistemology. Engaging examples are used throughout the book, many taken from literature and the cinema. Complex issues, such as those concerning the private language argument, non-conceptual content, and the new riddle of induction, are explained in a clear and accessible way. This textbook is an invaluable guide to contemporary epistemology.

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge


Author: Noah Lemos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461850
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Epistemology or the theory of knowledge is one of the cornerstones of analytic philosophy, and this book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the subject. It discusses some of the main theories of justification, including foundationalism, coherentism, reliabilism, and virtue epistemology. Other topics include the Gettier problem, internalism and externalism, skepticism, the problem of epistemic circularity, the problem of the criterion, a priori knowledge, and naturalized epistemology. Intended primarily for students taking a first class in epistemology, this lucid and well-written text would also provide an excellent introduction for anyone interested in knowing more about this important area of philosophy.

Epistemology

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791486370
Category: Science
Page: 424
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A comprehensive introduction to the theory of knowledge.

What Can We Know?

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
Author: Louis P. Pojman
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 352
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This text analyzes the central topics in epistemology such as truth, justification, and belief. The coverage is comprehensive, ranging from scepticism to religious belief.

Symbolism and Truth

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
Author: Ralph Monroe Eaton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780674280731
Category:
Page: 344
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(LARGE PRINT EDITION) This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Early Defenders of Pragmatism

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge. Truth and reality
Author: John Elof Boodin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781855068896
Category: Philosophy
Page: 364
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Early Defenders of Pragmatism

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge. Truth and reality
Author: John Elof Boodin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781855068896
Category: Philosophy
Page: 364
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Truth and Reality

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
Author: Boodin John Elof
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781113176677
Category: History
Page: 338
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Predicting the Future

An Introduction to the Theory of Forecasting
Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791435533
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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The future obviously matters to us. It is, after all, where we'll be spending the rest of our lives. We need some degree of foresight if we are to make effective plans for managing our affairs. Much that we would like to know in advance cannot be predicted. But a vast amount of successful prediction is nonetheless possible, especially in the context of applied sciences such as medicine, meteorology, and engineering. This book examines our prospects for finding out about the future in advance. It addresses questions such as why prediction is possible in some areas and not others; what sorts of methods and resources make successful prediction possible; and what obstacles limit the predictive venture. Nicholas Rescher develops a general theory of prediction that encompasses its fundamental principles, methodology, and practice and gives an overview of its promises and problems. Predicting the Future considers the anthropological and historical background of the predictive enterprise. It also examines the conceptual, epistemic, and ontological principles that set the stage for predictive efforts. In short, Rescher explores the basic features of the predictive situation and considers their broader implications in science, in philosophy, and in the management of our daily affairs.

Kant's Theory of Knowledge

An Introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason
Author: Justus Hartnack
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205062
Category: Philosophy
Page: 146
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A reprint of the Macmillan edition of 1968. While most interpretive studies of the Critique of Pure Reason are either too scholarly or too superficial to be of practical use to students, Hartnack has achieved a concise comprehensive analysis of the work in a lucid style that communicates the essence of extraordinarily complex arguments in the simplest possible way. An ideal companion to the First Critique, especially for those grappling with the work for the first time.

Epistemology

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Knowledge
Author: Paul Gerard Horrigan
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595472176
Category: Philosophy
Page: 201
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Grundprobleme der Philosophie


Author: George Edward Moore
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110323729
Category: Philosophy
Page: 419
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Der vorliegende Band ist die schriftliche Fassung einer Vorlesung, die Moore im Wintersemester 1910/11 an der Cambridge University als Einführung in die Philosophie gehalten hat und erst 1956, zwei Jahre vor seinem Tod, veröffentlicht wurde. Nach einer ausführlichen Erklärung dessen, was Philosophie überhaupt ist, was der Gegenstand und die Aufgabe der Philosophie ist, führt Moore im Ausgang von unseren sinnlichen Erfahrungen in das Gesamtgebiet der Philosophie ein. Behandelt werden Themen wie Existenz, materielle Dinge, Dinge in Raum und Zeit, Propositionen, Wissen und Erkennen, die Philosophie David Humes und weitere Themen. Der vorliegende Band ist sowohl für Philosophiestudenten und interessierte Laien zur Einführung in die Philosophie gut geeignet, als auch für den philosophischen Experten, der sich eingehender mit Moores Philosophie beschäftigen möchte.

Ways of Knowing

An Introduction to Theory of Knowledge
Author: Michael Woolman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781876659073
Category: International baccalaureate
Page: 293
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Epistemology

A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
Author: Robert Audi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134461968
Category: Philosophy
Page: 368
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This comprehensive book introduces the concepts and theories central for understanding knowledge. It aims to reach students who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Topics covered include perception and reflection as grounds of knowledge, and the nature, structure, and varieties of knowledge. The character and scope of knowledge in the crucial realms of ethics, science and religion are also considered. Unique features of Epistemology: * Provides a comprehensive survey of basic concepts and major theories * Gives an up-to-date account of important developments in the field * Contains many lucid examples to support ideas * Cites key literature in an annotated bibliography.

An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers


Author: Godfrey Harold Hardy,Edward Maitland Wright,E. W. (Edward Maitland) Wright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198531715
Category: Science
Page: 426
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This is the fifth edition of a work (first published in 1938) which has become the standard introduction to the subject. The book has grown out of lectures delivered by the authors at Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen, and other universities. It is neither a systematic treatise on the theory ofnumbers nor a 'popular' book for non-mathematical readers. It contains short accounts of the elements of many different sides of the theory, not usually combined in a single volume; and, although it is written for mathematicians, the range of mathematical knowledge presupposed is not greater thanthat of an intelligent first-year student. In this edition the main changes are in the notes at the end of each chapter; Sir Edward Wright seeks to provide up-to-date references for the reader who wishes to pursue a particular topic further and to present, both in the notes and in the text, areasonably accurate account of the present state of knowledge.

The Theory of Knowledge

A Coursebook
Author: Clare Hay
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0718830881
Category: History
Page: 131
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Introduces the theory of knowledge using a story of what it is to be a rational, sentient human being blessed with a mind.