Human Knowledge

Human Knowledge : Classical and Contemporary Approaches

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Offering a unique and wide-ranging examination of the theory of knowledge, this comprehensive collection deftly blends readings from the foremost classical sources with the work of important contemporary philosophical thinkers. Formative voices of epistemology from ancient Greek philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, classical pragmatism, and contemporary analytic philosophy are amply represented. Organized chronologically and thematically, Human Knowledge, 3/e presents an impressive collection of essays from Plato, Aristotle, Sextus Empiricus, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, James, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Quine, Gettier, Kripke, and many others. Featuring nontechnical selections that are accessible to undergraduates, this text is ideal for any course that deals with the major philosophical approaches to human knowledge. With section overviews by the editors-including a substantial general introduction-and helpful, up-to-date bibliographies, this definitive work offers an exceptional introduction to our ancient struggle with the shape of our own intellectual experience.
The third edition adds selections by Thomas Reid, Richard Rorty, David B. Annis, Richard Feldman and Earl Conee, Ernest Sosa, Barry Stroud, and Louis M. Antony.
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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 164 x 234 x 30mm | 898.11g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • indexes
  • 0195149661
  • 9780195149661
  • 2,169,785

Table of contents

*=NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION ; General Introduction: Human Knowledge-Its Nature, Sources, and Limits ; PART I. CLASSICAL SOURCES ; Meno; Phaedo; Republic; Theaetetus ; Posterior Analytics; De Anima ; Outlines of Pyrrhonism ; Contra Academicos; De Civitas Dei ; Summa Theologiae ; Meditations on First Philosophy ; An Essay Concerning Human Understanding ; Introduction to New Essays on the Human Understanding ; A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge ; An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding ; 11. * ; An Inquiry into the Human Mind ; Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics ; PART II. CONTEMPORARY SOURCES ; The Will to Believe ; Appearance, Reality, and Knowledge By Acquaintance ; Verification and Philosophy ; The Pragmatic Element in Knowledge ; Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology ; Two Dogmas of Empiricism ; 19. * ; Pragmatism, Relativism, and Irrationalism ; Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? ; An Alleged Defect in Gettier Counter-Examples ; The Gettier Problem ; A Pragmatic Conception of the A Priori ; The Truths of Reason ; A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and Contingency ; Concepts of Epistemic Justification ; The Raft and the Pyramid: Coherence versus Foundations in the Theory of Knowledge ; 28. * ; A Contextualist Theory of Epistemic Justification ; 29. * ; Evidentialism ; Reflective Equilibrium, Analytic Epistemology, and the Problem of Cognitive Diversity ; Proof of an External World ; Cause and Effect: Intuitive Awareness ; Skepticism, Naturalism, and Transcendental Arguments ; 34. * ; Philosophical Scepticism and Epistemic Circularity ; 35. * ; Scepticism, 'Externalism', and the Goal of Epistemology ; Epistemology Naturalized ; Why Reason Can't Be Naturalized ; Epistemic Folkways and Scientific Epistemology ; 39. * ; Quine as Feminist: The Radical Import of Naturalized Epistemology
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