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Epistemology

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  • Truly Understoodby Christopher Peacocke

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    In Truly Understood, Christopher Peacocke argues that truth and reference have a much deeper role in the explanation of meaning and understanding than has hitherto been appreciated. Examination of specific concepts shows that a grasp of these concepts has to be characterized in terms of reference, identity, and relations to the world. Peacocke develops... more...

  • Custom and Reason in Humeby Henry E. Allison

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Henry Allison examines the central tenets of Hume's epistemology and cognitive psychology, as contained in the Treatise of Human Nature. Allison takes a distinctive two-level approach. On the one hand, he considers Hume's thought in its own terms and historical context. So considered, Hume is viewed as a naturalist, whose project in the first... more...

  • Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practiceby Friedrich Steinle; Uljana Feest

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Recent philosophy and history of science have seen a surge of interest in the role of concepts in scientific research. Combining philosophical and historical scholarship, the articles in this volume investigate the ways in which scientists form and use concepts, rather than in what the concepts themselves represent. The fields treated range from mathematics... more...

  • When Is True Belief Knowledge?by Richard Foley

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    A woman glances at a broken clock and comes to believe it is a quarter past seven. Yet, despite the broken clock, it really does happen to be a quarter past seven. Her belief is true, but it isn't knowledge. This is a classic illustration of a central problem in epistemology: determining what knowledge requires in addition to true belief. In this... more...

  • Objectivityby Stephen Gaukroger

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    - Is objectivity possible?- Can there be objectivity in matters of morals, or tastes?- What would a truly objective account of the world be like?- Is everything subjective, or relative?- Are moral judgments objective or c more...

  • On Truth and Untruthby Friedrich Nietzsche

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?We continue to live within the intellectual shadow cast by Nietzsche.? ? New York Times Book Review Best known for his seminal works on religion, morality, existentialism, and contemporary culture, such as The Birth of Tragedy and Thus Spoke Zarathustra , Nietzsche focuses his penetrating insight on assessing the nature of truth in this concise... more...

  • The Sensitivity Principle in Epistemologyby Kelly Becker; Tim Black

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    Provides new thinking on the compelling subject of 'sensitivity' - a principle typically characterized as a necessary condition for knowledge. more...

  • Hermeneutics. Method and Methodologyby T.M. Seebohm

    Springer 2007; US$ 169.00

    The goal of the investigation is a phenomenological theory of the methods and later the methodology of the human sciences, first of all the philological interpretation of texts. The first part is a critical reflection on the historical development of hermeneutics as method of interpreting texts and the tradition including the first steps toward the... more...

  • The Logical Leapby David Harriman; Leonard Peikoff

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.99

    A groundbreaking solution to the problem of induction, based on Ayn Rand's theory of concepts. Inspired by and expanding on a series of lectures presented by Leonard Peikoff, David Harriman presents a fascinating answer to the problem of induction-the epistemological question of how we can know the truth of inductive generalizations. Ayn Rand... more...

  • Knowledge, Thought, and the Case for Dualismby Richard Fumerton

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    Offers a new rehabilitation of the knowledge argument for dualism, demonstrating its interconnection with philosophy of mind. more...