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Humean Laws for Human Agents


Michael Townsen Hicks, Siegfried Jaag, Christian Loew

01 June 2023

Humeans hold that laws of nature are nothing more than particularly effective summaries of what actually happens. This volume presents cutting-edge research in this area, with innovative new work on the epistemology of laws and chance, the problem of induction, counterfactuals, special science laws, and a Humean account of essence.

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The Epistemology of Protest: Silencing, Epistemic Activism, and the Communicative Life of Resistance


José Medina

12 May 2023

Studies in Feminist Philosophy

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Racial Climates, Ecological Indifference: An Ecointersectional Analysis


Nancy Tuana

13 March 2023

Studies in Feminist Philosophy

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Fundamentals of Bayesian Epistemology 1: Introducing Credences


Michael G. Titelbaum

28 April 2022

Fundamentals of Bayesian Epistemology provides an accessible introduction to the key concepts and principles of the Bayesian formalism. This volume introduces degrees of belief as a concept in epistemology and the rules for updating degrees of belief derived from Bayesian principles.

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Fundamentals of Bayesian Epistemology 2: Arguments, Challenges, Alternatives


Michael G. Titelbaum

28 April 2022

Fundamentals of Bayesian Epistemology provides an accessible introduction to the key concepts and principles of the Bayesian formalism. Volume 2 introduces applications of Bayesianism to confirmation and decision theory, then gives a critical survey of arguments for and challenges to Bayesian epistemology.

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Philosophical Methodology: From Data to Theory


John Bengson, Terence Cuneo, Russ Shafer-Landau

24 March 2022

Philosophical Methodology offers an up-to-date assessment of different methods of doing philosophy, and develops a novel account of the structure and goals of inquiry. It allows philosophers and students of philosophy to better understand their topics, and shows how philosophy can continue to make progress in answering its central questions.

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Scientific Epistemology: An Introduction


Hilary Kornblith

02 February 2022

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Kant's Doctrine of Virtue


Mark Timmons

13 December 2021

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The Excellent Mind: Intellectual Virtues for Everyday Life


Nathan L. King

21 April 2021

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Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction


Duncan Pritchard

26 September 2019

Very Short Introductions

This book explores the nature of scepticism, asking when it is legitimate, for example as the driver of new ideas, and when it is problematic. It also tackles how scepticism is related to contemporary social and political phenomena, such as fake news, and examines a radical form of scepticism which maintains that knowledge is impossible.

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Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction


Alvin I. Goldman, Matthew McGrath

03 August 2017

A contemporary, in-depth introduction to epistemology, covering both traditional and emerging topics

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Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction


Jens Zimmermann

22 October 2015

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction to hermeneutics demonstrates the central role of interpretation in our daily lives. By considering the historic developments in hermeneutic theory as well as its contemporary relevance, Zimmermann explains how humans continue to draw knowledge from the world around them.

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Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction


Jennifer Nagel

25 September 2014

Very Short Introductions

Human beings naturally desire knowledge. But what is knowledge? Is it the same as having an opinion? Highlighting the major developments in the theory of knowledge from Ancient Greece to the present day, Jennifer Nagel uses a number of simple everyday examples to explore the key themes and current debates of epistemology.

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Plato, John McDowell, Lesley Brown

13 March 2014

Oxford World's Classics

The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a student, Theaetetus, it explores the key philosophical issue: what is knowledge? This new edition combines the acclaimed translation by John McDowell with a valuable introduction and notes.

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Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues


George Berkeley, Howard Robinson

26 February 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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An Essay concerning Human Understanding


John Locke, Pauline Phemister

28 August 2008

Oxford World's Classics

In his Essay, John Locke sets out his theory of knowledge and how we acquire it. He shows how all our ideas are grounded in human experience and analyses the extent of our knowledge of ourselves and the world. This new abridgement uses P. H. Nidditch's authoritative text to make an accessible edition of Locke's masterpiece.

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Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future


Friedrich Nietzsche, Marion Faber, Robert C. Holub

14 August 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Meditations on First Philosophy: with Selections from the Objections and Replies


René Descartes, Michael Moriarty

08 May 2008

Oxford World's Classics

In Descartes's Meditations, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. He develops new conceptions of body and mind to create a new science of nature. This new translation includes a wide-ranging, accessible introduction, notes and full selections from the Objections and Replies.

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Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism


Paul Boghossian

11 October 2007

Relativist and constructivist conceptions of truth and knowledge have become orthodoxy in vast stretches of the academic world in recent times. In his long-awaited first book, Paul Boghossian critically examines such views and exposes their fundamental flaws. This short, lucid, witty book shows that philosophy provides rock-solid support for common sense against the relativists; it will prove provocative reading throughout the discipline and beyond. 'This is a book that can be read in an afternoon and thought about for a lifetime.' William Ewald, Wall Street Journal

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Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology


Tim Crane, Katalin Farkas

15 January 2004

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