How to Know: A Practicalist Conception of Knowledge by Stephen Hetherington

By Stephen Hetherington

A few key features of latest epistemology need to be challenged, and How to Know does simply that. This booklet argues that numerous long-standing presumptions on the middle of the normal analytic notion of information are fake, and defends an alternate, a practicalist perception of knowledge.

  • Presents a philosophically unique belief of data, at odds with a few vital tenets of analytic epistemology
  • Offers a dissolution of epistemology’s notorious Gettier challenge — explaining why the meant challenge used to be by no means rather an issue within the first place.
  • Defends an unorthodox perception of the connection among knowledge-that and knowledge-how, figuring out knowledge-that as a kind of knowledge-how.

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Antifoundationalism Old and New by Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer

By Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer

The controversy over foundationalism, the point of view that there exists a few safe beginning upon which to construct a approach of wisdom, seems to be to were resolved and the antifoundationalists have no less than briefly prevailed. From a firmly ancient technique, the booklet strains the foundationalism/antifoundationalism controversy within the paintings of many very important figures—Animaxander, Aristotle and Plato, Augustine, Descartes, Hegel and Nietzsche, Habermas and Chisholm, and others—throughout the background of philosophy. The individuals, Joseph Margolis, Ronald Polansky, Gary Calore, Fred and Emily Michael, William Wurzer, Charlene Haddock Siegfried, Sandra B. Rosenthal, Kathleen Wallace, and the editors current good the range, curiosity, and roots of antifoundationalism.

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Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong by Jerry A. Fodor

By Jerry A. Fodor

The popular thinker Jerry Fodor, a number one determine within the examine of the brain for greater than two decades, offers a strikingly unique idea at the simple ingredients of concept. He means that the center of cognitive technological know-how is its idea of recommendations, and that cognitive scientists have long gone badly incorrect in lots of components simply because their assumptions approximately thoughts were unsuitable. Fodor argues compellingly for an atomistic idea of ideas, bargains out witty and pugnacious demolitions of rival theories, and means that destiny paintings on human cognition may still construct upon new foundations.

This energetic, conversational, and fantastically available ebook is the 1st quantity within the Oxford Cognitive technology sequence, the place the simplest unique paintings during this box may be offered to a huge readership. Concepts will fascinate a person drawn to modern paintings on brain and language. Cognitive technological know-how isn't an identical again.

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Knowledge and Practical Interests (Lines of Thought) by Jason Stanley

By Jason Stanley

Jason Stanley provides a startling and provocative declare approximately wisdom: that even if an individual is familiar with a proposition at a given time is partially made up our minds through his or her sensible pursuits, i.e. through how a lot is at stake for that individual at the moment. In protecting this thesis, Stanley introduces readers to a couple of techniques for resolving philosophical paradox, making the publication crucial not only for experts in epistemology yet for all philosophers drawn to philosophical method. considering that a couple of his suggestions attract linguistic facts, will probably be of serious curiosity to linguists to boot.

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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Wittgenstein and On by Andy Hamilton

By Andy Hamilton

Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably an important thinker of the 20th century. In On Certainty he discusses valuable concerns in epistemology, together with the character of data and scepticism. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty introduces and assesses:

  • Wittgenstein's occupation and the history to his later philosophy
  • the significant rules and textual content of On Certainty, together with its responses to G.E. Moore and dialogue of basic concerns within the idea of knowledge
  • Wittgenstein's carrying on with value in modern philosophy.

This GuideBook is key analyzing for all scholars of Wittgenstein, and for these learning epistemology and philosophy of language. On simple task, Wittgenstein's ultimate paintings, addresses a class of "world-picture" propositions came upon by way of G.E. Moore. those problem Wittgenstein's enduring dedication to a well-defined class of empirical propositions, and support to generate a critique of scepticism. constructing Wittgenstein's view that scepticism is self-undermining, the Guidebook offers a combative but healing interpretation that locates On Certainty among the standpoints of Kant and Hume.

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Our Knowledge of the External World (Routledge Classics) by Bertrand Russell

By Bertrand Russell

Our wisdom of the exterior global isa compilation of lectures Bertrand Russell added within the US within which he questions the very relevance and legitimacy of philosophy. In it he investigates the connection among ‘individual’ and ‘scientific’ wisdom and questions the skill within which now we have come to appreciate our actual international. this is often an explosive and arguable paintings that illustrates situations the place the claims of philosophers were over the top, and examines why their achievements haven't been greater.

Reviews:

‘It is in each experience an epoch-making booklet: person who has been wanted and anticipated for years.’ - Cambridge Magazine

‘The writer continues a clean and outstanding but effortless sort which continuously makes his writings a excitement to read.’ - Nature

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A Theory of Epistemic Justification by Dr. Jarrett Leplin (auth.)

By Dr. Jarrett Leplin (auth.)

This booklet proposes an unique concept of epistemic justification that provides a brand new technique to relate justification to the epistemic objective of truth-conducive trust. the idea is predicated on a singular research of trustworthy belief-formation that solutions vintage objections to reliability theories in epistemology. The research generates a fashion of distinguishing justified trust from believing justifiedly, such that inerrant belief-formation needn't be justificatory while systemic deception can be. It thereby respects the instinct that criteria for justification has to be obtainable to the believer, whereas preserving the fundamental connection of justification to truth.

The research exhibits how justification pertains to, yet is special from, facts, rationality, and likelihood. It presents a unifying therapy of matters crucial to present debate in epistemology, together with epistemic paradoxes, epistemic closure, skepticism, contextualism, advantage theories, the influence of success on wisdom and justification, the translation of subjunctive stipulations for justification, the clash among internalism and externalism, and metaphilosophical assessment of epistemological theories. There are additional functions to metaphysics, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of technological know-how, and ethics.

The ebook will interact philosophers operating in epistemology or comparable fields, and their graduate students.

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History As Re-enactment: R. G. Collingwood's Idea of History by William H. Dray

By William H. Dray

This booklet explains and defends a significant rules within the idea of heritage recommend via R. G. Collingwood, probably the key thinker of heritage within the twentieth century. Professor Dray analyses significantly the belief of re-enactment, explores the boundaries of its applicability, and determines its courting to different key Collingwoodian principles, equivalent to the position of mind's eye in old pondering, and the indispensability of some extent of view.

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