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Knowledge

Readings in Contemporary Epistemology

Edited by Sven Bernecker and Fred I. Dretske

Publication Date - June 2000

ISBN: 9780198752615

608 pages
Paperback

Retail Price to Students: $89.99

Description

In this anthology, distinguished editors Sven Bernecker and Fred Dretske offer the most comprehensive review available of contemporary epistemology. They bring together the most important and influential writings in the field, including selections that cover frequently neglected topics such as dominant responses to skepticism, introspection, memory, and testimony. Knowledge is divided into fifteen subject areas and includes forty-one readings by eminent contributors. An accessible introduction to each subject area outlines the problems discussed in the essays that follow so that students can focus on analyzing them.

About the Author(s)

Sven Bernecker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Munich.
Fred Dretske is Bella and Eloise Knapp Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Stanford University and Senior Research Scholar at Duke University.

Table of Contents

    PART I. JUSTIFIED TRUE BELIEF
    Introduction
    The Gettier Problem
    1. Knowing as Having the Right to be Sure, A J Ayer
    2. Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?, Edmund L. Gettier
    3. An Alleged Defect in Gettier Counter-Examples, Richard Feldman
    Responses to Gettier
    4. A Causal Theory of Knowing, Alvin I Goldman
    5. Knowledge: Undefeated Justified True Belief, Keith Lehrer, Thomas D Paxson, Jr.
    6. Conclusive Reasons, Fred I Dretske
    PART II. EXTERNALISM AND INTERNALISM
    Introduction
    Externalism
    7. The 'Thermometer' View of Knowledge, David M Armstrong
    8. Discrimination and Perceptual Knowledge, Alvin I Goldman
    9. Precis of 'Knowledge and the Flow of Information', Fred I Dretske
    Internalism
    10. The Indispensability of Internal Justification, Roderick M Chisholm
    11. The Elements of Coherentism, Laurence BonJour
    12. The Coherence Theory of Knowledge, Keith Lehrer
    Criticisms and Compromises
    13. What's Wrong with Reliabilism?, Richard Foley
    14. Externalist Theories of Empirical Knowledge, Laurence BonJour
    15. A Rationale for Reliabilism, Kent Bach
    16. An Internalist Externalism, William P Alston
    PART III. FOUNDATIONS AND NORMS
    Introduction
    Foundations
    17. The Given, H H Price
    18. The Directly Evident, Roderick M Chisholm
    19. Does Empirical Knowledge have a Foundation?, Wilfrid Sellars
    Normativity
    20. Naturalized Epistemology, W V Quine
    21. What is Naturalized Epistemology?, Jaegwon Kim
    PART IV. SKEPTICISM
    Introduction
    Motivations
    22. Understanding Human Knowledge in General, Barry Stroud
    23. A defence of Skepticism, Peter Unger
    Relevant Alternatives
    24. Other Minds, J L Austin
    25. . Knowledge and Scepticism, Robert Nozick
    26. Elusive Knowledge, David Lewis
    Semantic Approaches
    27. Brains in a Vat, Hilary Putnam
    28. The Epistemology of Belief, Fred I Dretske
    29. A Coherence Theory of Truth and Knowledge, Donald Davidson
    PART V. SOURCES OF KNOWLEDGE
    Introduction
    Perception
    30. The Causal Theory of Perception, H P Grice
    31. Perception and its Objects, Peter F Strawson
    Introspection
    32. Individualism and Self-Knowledge, Tyler Burge
    33. Content and Self-Knowledge, Paul A. Boghossian
    34. Externalism and the Attitudinal Component of Self-Knowledge, Sven Bernecker
    Memory and Testimony
    35. Remembering, C B Martin and Max Deutscher
    36. Testimony and Observation, C A J Coady
    Induction
    37. On Induction, Bertrand Russell
    38. The Pragmatic Justification of Induction, Hans Reichenback
    39. The New Riddle of Induction, Nelson Goodman
    A Priori Knowledge
    40. A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and Contingency, Saul A Kripke
    41. A Priori Knowledge, Philip Kitcher
    Index