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Epistemology

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  • Externalismby Mark Rowlands

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    It is commonly held that our thoughts, beliefs, desires and feelings - the mental phenomena that we instantiate - are constituted by states and processes that occur inside our head. The view known as externalism, however, denies that mental phenomena are internal in this sense. The mind is not purely in the head. Mental phenomena are hybrid entities... more...

  • Scepticismby Neil Gascoigne

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The history of scepticism is assumed by many to be the history of failed responses to a problem first raised by Descartes. While the thought of the ancient sceptics is acknowledged, their principle concern with how to live a good life is regarded as bearing little, if any, relation to the work of contemporary epistemologists. In "Scepticism" Neil... more...

  • Knowledgeby Michael Welbourne

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    What is it about knowledge that makes us value it more highly than mere true belief? This question lies at the heart of epistemology and has challenged philosophers ever since it was first posed by Plato. Michael Welbourne's examination of the historical and contemporary answers to this question provides both an excellent introduction to the development... more...

  • The Phenomenology of Mindby G. W. F. Hegel; J. B. Baillie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Remarkable for its breadth and profundity, this work combines aspects of psychology, logic, moral philosophy, and history to form a comprehensive view that encompasses all forms of civilization. Its three divisions consist of the subjective mind, the objective mind, and the absolute mind. A wide-ranging survey of the evolution of consciousness. more...

  • Philosophical Writings of Peirceby Charles S. Peirce; Justus Buchler

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Arranged and integrated to reveal epistemology, phenomenology, theory of signs, other major topics. Includes "The Fixation of Beliefs," "How to Make Our Ideas Clear," "The Scientific Attitude and Fallibilism," "Philosophy and the Sciences: A Classification," " The Principles of Phenomenology," " Logic as Semiotic: The Theory of Signs," and "The Criterion... more...

  • How to Knowby Stephen Hetherington

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.99

    Some key aspects of contemporary epistemology deserve to be challenged, and How to Know does just that. This book argues that several long-standing presumptions at the heart of the standard analytic conception of knowledge are false, and defends an alternative, a practicalist conception of knowledge. Presents a philosophically original conception... more...

  • The Meaning of Truthby William James

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    The work of a leading figure in the transition from a predominantly European-centered 19th-century philosophy to a new American philosophy, this volume presents a full and definitive expression of the pragmatist epistemology. It encompasses everything James had hitherto written on the theory of knowledge, including later polemic and expository contributions,... more...

  • Essays in Experimental Logicby John Dewey

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    14 of the American philosopher's most influential essays appear here, offering profound reflections on many different aspects of knowledge, reality, and epistemology, including the relationship of thought and its subject matter; the antecedents and stimuli of thought, data, and meanings; the objects of thought; and control of ideas by facts. more...

  • Scepticism and Animal Faithby George Santayana

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Detailed presentation of American philosopher's pragmatic concept of epistemology, isolation of realms of existents and subsistents. Chapters include "There is No First Principle of Criticism," Dogma and Doubt," "Wayward Scepticism," "Doubts About Self-Consciousness," "Doubts About Change," "Ultimate Scepticism," "Nothing Given Exists," "Some Authorities... more...

  • Inference to the Best Explanationby Peter Lipton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    How do we go about weighing evidence, testing hypotheses, and making inferences? According to the model of Inference to the Best Explanation , we work out what to infer from the evidence by thinking about what would actually explain that evidence, and we take the ability of a hypothesis to explain the evidence as a sign that the hypothesis is correct.... more...