A Contemporary Defense
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Common Sense by Noah M. Lemos
Book DescriptionIn this 2004 book, Noah Lemos presents a strong defense of the common sense tradition, the view that we may take as data for philosophical inquiry many of the things we ordinarily think we know. He discusses the main features of that tradition as expounded by Thomas Reid, G. E. Moore and Roderick Chisholm. For a long time common sense philosophers have been subject to two main objections: that they fail to give any non-circular argument for the reliability of memory and perception; and that they pick out instances of knowledge without knowing a criterion for knowledge. Lemos defends the appeal to what we ordinarily think we know in both epistemology and ethics and thus rejects the charge that common sense is dogmatic, unphilosophical or question-begging. Written in a clear and engaging style, this book will appeal to students and philosophers in epistemology and ethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521837842
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Noah M. Lemos
Common Sense, Paperback (June 2010)
In this 2004 book, Noah Lemos presents a strong defense of the common sense tradition.
Intrinsic Value, Paperback (March 2009)
This book explores the justification of our beliefs about intrinsic value.
Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, Hardback (February 2007)» View all books by Noah M. Lemos
A clear and accessible introduction to epistemology or the theory of knowledge.
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Author Biography - Noah M. Lemos
Noah Lemos is Professor of Philosophy at DePauw University.
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