Theory of Knowledge Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0534558224

ISBN-13: 9780534558222

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Louis P. Pojman
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Description: Pojman's THE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE: CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS is nothing less than the most up-to-date and comprehensive reader in knowledge theory on the market. Containing 63 readings, the book is now organized into eleven parts that outline the subjects' central to contemporary epistemology. Opposing positions are set forth for all issues and a brief synopsis introduces each reading.

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List price: $240.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

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.

General Introduction: The Theory of Knowledge
What Can We Know? Appearance and Reality
The Problem of the Criterion
Global Skepticism and the Quest for Certainty (Meditations 1 through 4)
Skepticism Regarding the Senses
A Defense of Common Sense
Why Not Skepticism?
Two Types of Knowledge
Perception: Our Knowledge of the External World
A Representational Theory of Perception
An Idealist Theory of Knowledge
Science and the Physical World: A Defense of Phenomenalism
Phenomenalism: Its Grounds and Difficulties
A Commonsense Defense of Direct Realism
A Defense of Representationalism
The Analysis of Knowledge
Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
An Alleged Defect in Gettier Counter-Examples
A Causal Theory of Knowing
Knowledge: Undefeated Justified True Belief
Discrimination and Perceptual Knowledge
Theories of Justification (I): Foundationalism and Coherentism
Contemporary Classical Foundationalism
Contemporary Modest Foundationalism
A Critique of Foundationalism
A Defense of Classical Foundationalism
A Defense of Coherentism
A Critique of Coherentism
The Raft and the Pyramid: Coherence Versus Foundations in the Theory of Knowledge
A Foundherentist Theory of Empirical Justification
A Contextual Theory of Epistemic Justification
Theories of Justification (II): Externalism and Internalism
Reliabilism: What Is Justified Belief?
A Critique of Externalism
Epistemology Naturalized
The Generality Problem for Reliabilism
A Defense of Internalism
Naturalistic Epistemology and Its Critics
Elusive Knowledge
Virtues in Epistemology
A Priori Knowledge
A Priori Knowledge
An Empiricist Critique of A Priori Knowledge
In Defense of A Priori Knowledge
Two Dogmas of Empiricism
In Defense of a Dogma
Truths of Reason
A Priori Knowledge, Necessity, and Contingency
The Justification of Induction
The Problem of Induction
On Induction
Will the Future Be Like the Past?
The Pragmatic Justification of Induction
Dissolving the Problem of Induction
The New Riddle of Induction
Scientific Method, Justification, and the Demarcation Problem
The Verification Method and the Elimination of Metaphysics
The Scientific Method of Hypothesis Testing
Science: Conjectures and Refutations
Science and Pseudoscience
Science as Myth
The Ethics of Belief
Of Enthusiasm
The Ethics of Belief
The Will to Believe
What Ought We to Believe?
Belief, Willing, and the Ethics of Belief
Challenges and Alternatives to Contemporary Epistemology
Is the Sex of the Knower Epistemologically Significant?
Feminist Epistemology as a Local Epistemology
Knowledge and Propaganda: Reflections of an Old Feminist
Dismantling Truth: Solidarity Versus Objectivity
A Defense of Objectivity
Epistemology without a Knowing Subject
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