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Epistemology

New Essays

Edited by Quentin Smith

Publication Date - January 2009

ISBN: 9780199264933

336 pages
Hardcover

Retail Price to Students: $152.95

Description

Epistemology: New Essays offers a cutting-edge overview of the current state of the field. It presents twelve new essays from several of the philosophers who have most influenced the course of debates in recent years. The selections cover a wide range of topics including epistemic justification, solipsism, skepticism, and modal, moral, naturalistic, and probabilistic epistemology. In addition, the philosophers who pioneered such approaches as reliabilism, evidentialism, infinitism, and virtue epistemology further develop these perspectives in this volume.

Features

  • A collection of new essays by some of the leading epistemologists in the field
  • Represents some of the best new work in the field
  • Covers a wide range of topics
  • Ideal for advanced students as well as professional philosophers

About the Author(s)

Quentin Smith is the University Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University,

Reviews

"This is a stellar collection of epistemologists writing at the center of their specialties. It is not just reviewer boilerplate to say that this volume is ideal for an epistemology course for advanced majors or a graduate seminar in contemporary epistemology. Almost everyone who works in epistemology will want to read at least some of these essays."--Trent Dougherty, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Table of Contents

    Part One, KNOWLEDGE
    1. Knowledge Needs No Justification, Hilary Kornblith
    2. Useful Falsehoods, Peter Klein
    Part Two, EVIDENCE AND JUSTIFICATION
    3. Immediate Justification and Process Reliabilism, Alvin Goldman
    4. Evidence, Earl Conee and Richard Feldman
    5. Experiential Justification, Anthony Brueckner
    Part Three, SOLIPSISM
    6. Skepticism and Perceptual Knowledge, Ernest Sosa
    7. Knowledge-Closure and Skepticism, Marian David and Ted A. Warfield
    Part Four, MODAL EPISTEMOLOGY AND MORAL EPISTEMOLOGY
    8. Modal Error, George Bealer
    9. Rational Disagreement as a Challenge to Practical Ethics and Moral Theory: An Essay in Moral Epistemology, Robert Audi
    Part Five, EPISTEMOLOGY OF RATIONALITY, PROBABILITY, AND NONFORMAL INFERENCES
    10. Irrationality and Cognition, John Pollock
    11. Why Epistemology can't be Operationalized, Timothy Williamson
    12. Epistemology Dehumanized, Panayot Butchvarov