The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,353,660 members ⚫ 1,442,818 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge by Dan O'Brien
Buy this eBook
US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, 2nd Edition guides the reader through the key issues and debates in contemporary epistemology. Lucid, comprehensive and accessible, it is an ideal textbook for students who are new to the subject and for university undergraduates.
 
The book is divided into five parts. Part I discusses the concept of knowledge and distinguishes between different types of knowledge. Part II surveys the sources of knowledge, considering both a priori and a posteriori knowledge. Parts III and IV provide an in-depth discussion of justification and scepticism. The final part of the book examines our alleged knowledge of the past, other minds, morality and God.
 
In this extensively revised second edition there are expanded sections on epistemic luck, social epistemology and contextualism, and there are new sections on the contemporary debates concerning the lottery paradox, pragmatic encroachment, peer disagreement, safety, sensitivity and virtue epistemology.
 
Engaging examples are used throughout the book, many taken from literature and the cinema. Complex issues, such as those concerning the private language argument, non-conceptual content, and the new riddle of induction, are explained in a clear and accessible way. This textbook is an invaluable guide to contemporary epistemology.
Wiley; December 2016
224 pages; ISBN 9781509512409
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
Author: Dan O'Brien
 
  • News
  • Contents
No entry found
Subject categories
ISBNs
9780745664316
9781509512386
9781509512409