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    DescriptionA wide-ranging study of the central concepts in epistemology - belief, truth and knowledge. Professor Armstrong offers a dispositional account of general beliefs and of knowledge of general propositions. Belief about particular matters of fact are described as structures in the mind of the believer which represent or 'map' reality, while general beliefs are dispositions to extend the 'map' or introduce casual relations between portions of the map according to general rules. 'Knowledge' denotes the reliability of such beliefs as representations of reality. Within this framework Professor Armstrong offers a distinctive account of many of the main questions in general epistemology - the relations between beliefs and language, the notions of proposition, concept and idea, the analysis of truth, the varieties of knowledge, and the way in which beleifs and knowledge are supported by reasons. The book as a whole if offered as a contribution to a naturalistic account of man.


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    Title
    Belief Truth & Knowledge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. M. Armstrong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521097376
    ISBN 10: 0521097371
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000, PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: HPK
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
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    Abridged Dewey: 121
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    DC22: 121
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC18: 121
    LC classification: BD161
    BISAC V2.8: PHI021000
    LC classification: BD161 .A65 1973
    Thema V1.0: QDTK
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Part I. Belief: 1. The nature of belief; 2. Beliefs as states; 3. Belief and language; 4. Propositions; 5. Concepts and Ideas; 6. General beliefs; 7. Existential beliefs; 8. Further considerations about belief; Part II. Truth: 9. Truth; Part III: Knowledge. 10. Knowledge entails true belief; 11. The infinite regress of reasons; 12. Non -inferential knowledge (1); 13. Non-inferential knowledge (2); 14. Inferential and general knowledge; 15. Further considerations about knowledge; Conclusion; Works Referred to; Index.