Contemporary Debates in Epistemology

ISBN-10: 0470672099

ISBN-13: 9780470672099

Edition: 2nd 2014

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Fully updated with new topics covering the latest developments and debates, the second edition of this highly influential text retains its unique combination of accessibility and originality.Second edition of a highly influential text that has already become a standard in the field, for students and professional researchers alike, due to its impressive line-up of contributors, and its unique combination of accessibility and originalityTwenty-six essays in total, covering 13 essential topicsFeatures five new topics that bring readers up to speed on some of the latest developments in the field, and give them a glimpse of where it's headed: Should knowledge come first? Do practical matters affect whether you know? Is virtuous motivation essential to knowing? Can knowledge be lucky? Can evidence be permissive?Substantially updates two other debates: Is there immediate justification? Can belief be justified through coherence alone?
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List price: $47.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Should Knowledge Come First?
Knowledge First
What Is Knowledge-first Epistemology?
Experience First
Knowledge Still First
Still Nowhere Else to Start
Is Knowledge Closed under Known Entailment?
The Case against Closure
The Case for Closure
Reply to Hawthorne
Is Knowledge Contextual?
Contextualism Contested
Contextualism Defended
Contextualism Contested Some More
Contextualism Defended Some More
Do Practical Matters Affect Whether You Know?
Practical Matters Affect Whether You Know
Practical Matters Do Not Affect Whether You Know
Can Skepticism Be Refuted?
The Refutation of Skepticism
The Challenge of Refuting Skepticism
Are Intellectually Virtuous Motives Essential to Knowledge?
Knowledge Need Not Be Virtuously Motivated
Knowledge and the Motive for Truth
Reply to Zagzebski
Reply to Baehr
Can Knowledge Be Lucky?
Knowledge Cannot Be Lucky
Knowledge Can Be Lucky
Is There a Priori Knowledge?
In Defense of the a Priori
There Is No a Priori
Reply to Devitt
Reply to BonJour
Last Rejoinder
Is There Immediate Justification?
There Is Immediate Justification
There Is No Immediate Justification
Reply to Comesa�a
Reply to Pryor
Can Belief Be Justified Through Coherence Alone?
Non-foundationalist Epistemology: Holism, Coherence, and Tenability Catherine Z. Elgin
Why Coherence Is Not Enough: A Defense of Moderate Foundationalism
Reply to Van Cleve
Reply to Elgin
Is Infinitism the Solution to the Regress Problem?
Infinitism Is the Solution to the Regress Problem
Infinitism Is Not the Solution to the Regress Problem
Reply to Ginet
Reply to Klein
Can Evidence Be Permissive?
Evidence Can Be Permissive
Evidence Cannot Be Permissive
Is Justification Internal?
Justification Is Not Internal
Justification Is Internal
Is Truth the Primary Epistemic Goal?
Truth Is Not the Primary Epistemic Goal
Truth as the Primary Epistemic Goal: A Working Hypothesis
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