182334

Springer, Dordrecht

2004

1052 Pages

ISBN 978-94-015-6969-9

Handbook of epistemology

Edited by

Ilkka Niiniluoto, Matti Sintonen , Jan Woleński

Epistemology or theory of knowledge has always been one of the most important -if not the most important -field of philosophy. New arguments are constantly brought to bear on old views, new variants are marshalled to revive ancient stands, new concepts and distinctions increase the sophistication of epistemogical theories. There are a great many excellent textbooks, monographs as well as anthologies consisting of articles in epistemology. Similarly, there are useful philosophical dictionaries which contain a great number of relatively shortentries, and general philosophical handbooks which also touch epistemological issues. This volume of 27 essays grew out from the interest to see a handbook which is devoted entirely to the historical roots and systematic development of theory of knowledge. It is not intended to compete but to supplement the already existing literature. It aims at giving both beginners and more advanced students as well as professionals in epistemology and other areas of philosophy an overview of the central problems and solutions of epistemology. The essays are self-contained and stil often rather extensive discussions of the chosen aspects of knowledge. The contributions presuppose very little familiarity with previous literature and only a few of them require the mastery of even elementary logical notation. This, we hope, makes the volume also accessible to the philosophically interested wider audience. The contributors were asked to provide substantial, up-to-date, self-contained and balanced surveys of the various subareas and more specific topics of epistemology, with reference to literature.

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Niiniluoto, I. , Sintonen, M. , Woleński, J. (eds) (2004). Handbook of epistemology, Springer, Dordrecht.

Table of Contents

The history of epistemology

Woleński Jan

3-54

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Perception and consciousness

Audi Robert

57-108

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Testimony

Fricker Elizabeth

109-130

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Reason and rationality

Samuels Richard; Stich Stephen; Faucher Luc

131-179

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Learning theory and epistemology

Kelly Kevin T.

183-203

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Scientific discovery

Sintonen Matti; Kiikeri Mika

205-253

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The analysis of knowing

Shope Robert K.

283-329

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Theories of truth

David Marian

331-414

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Realism

Haack Susan

415-436

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Antirealism and the roles of truth

Sundholm Göran

437-466

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Theories of justification

Lammenranta Markus

467-497

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Belief and acceptance

Weirich Paul

499-520

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Induction

Niiniluoto Ilkka

521-545

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Scientific knowledge

Humphreys Paul

549-569

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Mathematical knowledge

Murawski Roman

571-606

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Self-knowledge

Stoneham Tom

647-672

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The epistemology of religious belief

Yandell Keith

673-706

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Knowledge and semantic competence

Johnson Kent; Lepore Ernie

707-731

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Relativism

Siegel Harvey

747-780

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Epistemology and cognitive science

Schmitt Frederick F.

841-918

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Sociology of scientific knowledge

Bloor David

919-962

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Epistemic logic

Lenzen Wolfgang

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Knowledge and art

Novitz David

985-1012

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Feminist epistemology

Lennon Kathleen

1013-1026

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