Evidence and Inquiry
A Pragmatic Reconstruction of Epistemology Expanded ed
By (author) Susan Haack
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Evidence and Inquiry by Susan Haack
Book DescriptionDescribed by Hilary Putnam as 'both a fine introduction and a significant contribution' to epistemology, and by Anthony Quinton as 'at once comprehensive ...and judicious', "Evidence and Inquiry" is unique both in its scope and in its originality. C I Lewis' foundationalism, Bonjour's and Davidson's coherentism, Popper's critical rationalism, Quine's naturalism, and Rorty's, Stich's, and Churchland's anti-epistemological neopragmatism all come under Haack's uniquely thorough critical scrutiny. Core epistemological questions about the nature of belief, the character and structure of evidence, the determinants of evidential quality, the relation of justification, probability, and truth, among others, are given refreshingly novel, and reasonable, answers.Most books in epistemology are written only for other epistemologists. But "Evidence and Inquiry" has proven of interest not only to specialists but also to many other readers, from thoughtful scientists to thoughtful scholars of law and literature. This new, expanded edition - with a substantial new foreword and several additional papers on topics ranging from feminist epistemology to Pierce's critique of the adversarial legal system and Bentham's critique of exclusionary rules of evidence - should attract long-time readers and newcomers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591026891
(230mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Susan Haack
Evidence Matters, Hardback (July 2014)
Susan Haack brings her distinctive work in theory of knowledge and philosophy of science to bear on real-life legal issues.
Putting Philosophy to Work, Paperback (May 2013)
A collection of essays that is informed and unified by the conviction that philosophy can, and should, engage with real-world issues. This edition includes a devastating critique of Karl Popper's highly (and dangerously) influential philosophy of science; an analysis of scientism; and a paper on 'academic ethics in a preposterous environment'.
Defending Science, within Reason, Paperback (January 2007)
Illustrated with examples from the history of science, this book offers a different approach to familiar questions about scientific evidence and method tackles vital questions about science and its place in society. It argues that, fallible and flawed as they are, the natural sciences have been among the most successful of human enterprises.
Pragmatism, Old and New, Hardback (November 2005)» View all books by Susan Haack
An anthology that tells the story of the evolution of Pragmatism from its origins to the radical literary-political neo-Pragmatism. This book presents a diverse selection of Pragmatism writings on logic, metaphysics, theory of inquiry, philosophy of mind and religion and education, aesthetics and moral social and political philosophy.
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Author Biography - Susan Haack
Susan Haack (Coral Gables, FL) is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, professor of philosophy, and professor of law at the University of Miami. She is the author of numerous highly acclaimed books, including Defending Science-Within Reason; Philosophy of Logics; Evidence and Inquiry; Deviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic: Beyond the Formalism; and Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate: Unfashionable Essays; and the editor of Pragmatism, Old and New. She is one of the handful of living philosophers in Peter King's 100 Philosophers: The Life and Work of the World's Greatest Thinkers, and she was included in the Sunday Independent's 2005 list of the ten most important women philosophers of all time.
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