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Epistemology Futures by Stephen Hetherington
Book DescriptionHow might epistemology build upon its past and present, so as to be better in the future? Epistemology Futures takes bold steps towards answering that question. What methods will best serve epistemology? Which phenomena and concepts deserve more attention from it? Are there approaches and assumptions that have impeded its progress until now? This volume contains provocative essays by prominent epistemologists, presenting many new ideas for possible improvements in how to do epistemology. Doubt is cast upon the powers of conceptual analysis and of epistemological intuition. Surprising aspects of knowledge are noticed. What is it? What is it not? Scepticism's limits are traced. What threatens us as potential knowers? What does not? The nature and special significance of inquiry, of normative virtues, of understanding, and of disagreement are elucidated, all with an eye on sharpening epistemology's future focus. There is definite insight and potential foresight. How might real epistemological progress occur in the future? Epistemology Futures offers some intriguing clues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199273324
(234mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Hetherington
Knowledge and the Gettier Problem, Hardback (September 2016)
This book enriches our understanding of knowledge and Gettier's challenge, stimulating debate on a central epistemological issue.
Metaphysics and Epistemology, Hardback (August 2013)
Metaphysics and Epistemology: A Guided Anthology presents a comprehensive introductory overview of key themes, thinkers, and seminal texts in metaphysics and epistemology. The author offers a wide-ranging collection of painstakingly excerpted readings on metaphysics and epistemology.
Epistemology, Paperback (April 2012)
From Plato, through Descartes to WV Quine and Edmund Gettier, this guide explores the history of thinking about 'knowledge'. Exploring what great philosophers have written about the nature of knowledge and about how we know what we know, it gives an introduction to the field of epistemology.
How to Know, Hardback (April 2011)» View all books by Stephen Hetherington
* Presents a philosophically original conception of knowledge, at odds with some central tenets of analytic epistemology * Offers a dissolution of epistemology s infamous Gettier problem explaining why the supposed problem was never really a problem in the first place.
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