What Can We Know? An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

ISBN-10: 0534524176
ISBN-13: 9780534524173
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Louis P. Pojman
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Book details

List price: $158.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Compact yet more comprehensive than similar texts, WHAT CAN WE KNOW? analyzes the central topics of truth, justification ranging from skepticism to religious belief. Written in the author's friendly and conversational style without unnecessary jargon, the text makes the subject matter more accessible and inviting to students.

Louis P. Pojman (1935-2005) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the United States Military Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997.His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later, at the University of Mississippi, he served for three years as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, he became Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He most recently was Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Oxford University. Pojman won several research and teaching awards, including the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship (1988) and the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher in the Humanities at the University of Mississippi (1994). He wrote in the areas of philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy and authored or edited more than 30 books and 100 articles. Pojman passed away in 2005.

Preface
What Can We Know?
The Skeptical Tradition
Modern Skepticism
Perception: Our Knowledge of the External World
What is Knowledge? An Analysis
Theories of Justification (I): Foundationalism
Theories of Justification (II): Coherentism and Modest Foundationalism
Theories of Justification (III): Internalism and Externalism
The New Externalism: The Theory of Warrant and Proper Function
Naturalized Epistemology
Virtue Epistemology
A Priori Knowledge
Memory
Other Minds
The Nature of Belief
Belief and Will
The Ethics of Belief
Belief and Acceptance
Epistemology and Religious Belief
Glossary
Index

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