The Classic Readings
Edited by David E. Cooper
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Epistemology by David E. Cooper
Book DescriptionFrom Plato to Quine, this volume provides a concise collection of the essential, classic readings in theory of knowledge.Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is one of the oldest and most central branches of philosophy. Do we know what we think we know? What are the sources of knowledge? These are among the perennial questions of philosophy. This volume contains twenty of the most important historical contributions - from the earliest times to Wittgenstein, from China to the USA - to this area of philosophy. Several of the texts address the problem of skepticism, whose challenge to the very possibility of knowledge has been the main inspiration to reflections on knowledge.A substantial introduction by the editor, together with his preamble to each text, helps make this volume an invaluable one for students taking historically informed courses on the theory of knowledge.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631210870
(237mm x 160mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David E. Cooper
Gardening, Paperback (September 2010)
Philosophy and gardens have been closely connected from the dawn of philosophy, with many drawing on their beauty and peace for philosophical inspiration. Gardens in turn give rise to a broad spectrum of philosophical questions. For the green-fingered thinker, this book reflects on a whole host of fascinating philosophical themes.
Philosophy, Paperback (August 2009)
Philosophy: The Classic Readings provides a comprehensive, single-volume collection of the major works of Eastern and Western philosophers from ancient to modern times. It offers an inclusive, single-volume collection of the greatest philosophical works that draws on both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions.
Philosophy of Gardens, Paperback (March 2008)» View all books by David E. Cooper
Why do gardens matter so much and mean so much to people? David Cooper identifies garden appreciation as a special human phenomenon distinct from both from the appreciation of art and the appreciation of nature. Anyone with a reflective interest in things horticultural will find this book fascinating reading.
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Author Biography - David E. Cooper
David E. Cooper is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Durham. He is the author of a number of books including Metaphor (1986), Existentialism (1990), and World Philosophies: An Historical Introduction (1996). He is also editor of the Blackwell Companion to Aesthetics (1992), Aesthetics: the Classic Readings (1997), and Ethics: the Classic Readings (1998). All of the above are published by Blackwell Publishers.
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