Perception, Knowledge and Belief
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Perception, Knowledge and Belief by Fred I. Dretske
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays by eminent philosopher Fred Dretske brings together work on the theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind spanning thirty years. The two areas combine to lay the groundwork for a naturalistic philosophy of mind. The fifteen essays focus on perception, knowledge, and consciousness. Together, they show the interconnectedness of Dretske's work in epistemology and his more contemporary ideas on philosophy of mind, shedding light on the links which can be made between the two. The first section of the book argues the point that knowledge consists of beliefs with the right objective connection to facts; two essays discuss this conception of knowledge's implications for naturalism. The next section articulates a view of perception, attempting to distinguish conceptual states from phenomenal states. A naturalized philosophy of mind, and thus a naturalized epistemology, is articulated in the third section. This collection will be a valuable resource for a wide range of philosophers and their students, and will also be of interest to cognitive scientists, psychologists, and philosophers of biology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521777421
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Fred I. Dretske
Knowledge, Paperback (April 2000)
In this anthology, Fred Dretske and Sven Bernecker have collected the most important and influential writings in epistemology. It provides a review of contemporary epistemology, including frequently neglected topics such as dominant responses to scepticism, introspection, memory, and testimony.
Perception, Knowledge and Belief, Hardback (February 2000)
This collection of essays by eminent philosopher Fred Dretske brings together work on the theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind spanning thirty years.
Knowledge and the Flow of Information, Paperback (June 1999)
This volume presents a theory of knowledge and a philosophy of mind using ideas derived from the mathematical theory of communication.
Naturalizing the Mind, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Fred I. Dretske
Naturalizing the Mind skillfully develops a representational theory of the qualitative, the phenomenal, the what-it-is-like aspects of the mind that have defied traditional forms of naturalism.
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