An Introduction to Epistemology
By (author) Stephen Cade Hetherington
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Knowledge Puzzles by Stephen Cade Hetherington
Book DescriptionDespite the problems students often have with the theory of knowledge, it remains, necessarily, at the core of the philosophical enterprise. As experienced teachers know, teaching epistemology requires a text that is not only clear and accessible, but also capable of successfully motivating the abstract problems that arise.In Knowledge Puzzles, Stephen Hetherington presents an informal survey of epistemology based on the use of puzzles to illuminate problems of knowledge. Each topic is introduced through a puzzle, and readers are invited to work their own ways toward a solution. Hetherington's light and undogmatic style encourages class discussion and independent thought rather than the memorization of "book" answers.Covering all of the most important epistemological issues, informed by classical and contemporary literature, and rich in probing questions and suggestions for further readings, Knowledge Puzzles is a pedagogical breakthrough. Whether it is used as a main text or supplement, this lucid and engaging text will be welcomed by both teachers and students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813324876
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 2-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Eminently accessible, engaging, and entirely unique, Self-Knowledge shows students that a wealth of profound philosophical ideas can easily be mined from everyday experiences of one's self.
Reality? Knowledge? Philosophy!, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by Stephen Cade Hetherington
This textbook introduction offers a new way of approaching metaphysics and epistemology -- via links to ethical and social questions. It asks questions such as: Fundamentally, what are we? And what, if anything, do we know?
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Author Biography - Stephen Cade Hetherington
Stephen Cade Hetherington is senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
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